State's first witness is Tom Owen. This is a $3,300 day for him, on the taxpayer's of Florida dime.
Makes a dig at lawyers, joking. He was considering becoming a lawyer, but didn't. "The world doesn't need another lawyer."
He names off the organizations he started, and is a member of. State starts to call him "Dr. Owen" then self corrects to "Mr. Owen." He has testified in the state of Florida (not disqualified). Owen's first client in this case was Orlando Sentinel, via Jeff Weiner.
Owen took up scream ID in 1985, using aural spectrographic methods. He says even if the person is under duress, the spectrograms show identifiable signs. Goes though example of speaking in higher pitch, but I don't understand his point or conclusion. Says he uses critical listening in addition to spectrograms.
The software he uses wants to have 16 seconds and 20 words, but it can work with less. So, he fed the same material in, twice. Used Zimmerman's voice from the re-enactment when he said "help me" (not sure which reenactment). The state asks "What are you trying to do?" Owen answers that he was trying to find who was screaming, and Owen had no exemplar of Martin. Owen describes EZ-Voice. Comes from Russia, and is used to automate spectrographic analyses.
Easier to eliminate a person, via analysis, than identify. Owen sent the state something the other day, I assume this is a preview of testimony.
Owen has a speech affectation, often saying "okay." An average presenter. Not interesting to listen to, wanders. I'm going to listen to him, but probably no more notes until he's cross examined.