So H&H are out? The state didn't like their conclusion. They were the best of the state's three in terms of scientific quality.
cbolt. Maybe I got it wrong. OMara had Nelson read the notes from French to determine if it was work product. I thought I heard Mantei say they didnt care about the notes because he won't testify.
I don't know for sure that H&H are out, but they did not testify for the state in this Frye hearing, so I assume they are not qualified as a formality (they may be qualified, just that the state didn't present them for the court's blessing), and it may be that the defense has no objection to H&H testimony, so wouldn't challenge them as witnesses in any event.
The purpose of Nelson reading the notes between counsel and experts was to determine whether or not West and O'Mara had to produce those written materials to the state. Defense experts prepared no reports, so whatever defense counsel had/has is attorney work product, not expert witness product. Mantei cared about those notes, but he can't see them. He has to deal with the expert's testimony on the fly.