The liquidambar seed pods allegedly recovered from Corryn Rayney's hair and body bag have returned to the spotlight at her husband's trial.
A forensics police officer was questioned yesterday on whether he asked the pathologist who did her autopsy to change his report about where the pods were found.
Sgt Mark Harbridge emailed pathologist Gerard Cadden on November 19, 2009 about his autopsy report, which said three pods were found in Mrs Rayney's hair.
Sgt Harbridge said in fact two pods were found in Mrs Rayney's hair at the autopsy and a third was recovered from her body bag.
Lloyd Rayney's lawyer David Edwardson suggested Sgt Harbridge was asking the doctor to "change his report" to align with the police view of the evidence.
Sgt Harbridge initially denied the suggestion, saying he was only "asking him to clarify" the facts.
However, he agreed with Justice Brian Martin's assertion that the email read as though he was saying to Dr Cadden "you got it wrong".
The court was told Dr Cadden's report was amended to say only two pods were found in her hair.The pods are important to the prosecution case as a possible link to the Rayney family home.
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