Renowned Blood Spatter Expert Delivers Forensics L...

Renowned Blood Spatter Expert Delivers Forensics Lecture (video)

Paulette Sutton, an internationally renowned blood spatter expert from Obion, Tenn., whose expertise has played a role in trials ranging from James Byrd Jr.’s Texas dragging death to music legend Phil Spector’s murder trial, delivered the spring 2013 William M. Bass Legends in Forensic Science Lectureship on April 18.

Sutton retired in 2006 from the Shelby County Medical Examiner’s Office and the University of Memphis after a near 30-year career, departing as director of investigations and assistant director of forensic services for the U of M’s Division of Forensic Pathology. Sutton continues to teach bloodstain pattern analysis, one of her specialties, and to consult with officials at all levels of the U.S. criminal justice system.

You can watch an excerpt of her talk below and learn more about her at