St. Louis Forensic Archaeologist Testifies at Saddam's Trial



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Sonny Trimble testifying yesterday in Baghdad at Saddam Hussein's trial
After spending two years combing through Iraq's killing fields, forensic archaeologist Michael "Sonny" Trimble took the stand yesterday (November 30) as an expert witness in Saddam Hussein's second trial for alleged crimes against humanity.

Trimble, a St. Louisan who was the subject of Kristen Hinman's September 14 Riverfront Times feature story "CSI:IRAQ," leads the Iraq Mass Graves Investigation Team, an international group of forensic anthropologists whose job is to assemble evidence of Saddam's alleged genocidal killing sprees.

Today Trimble spoke with Kristen Hinman by phone from Baghdad and discussed his five hours of testimony. You can access the interview here.

-Kristen Hinman


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