official document examiner for the Boston and
Massachusetts State Police, McCarthy gave an
supporting the defense's motion for a new trial.
She said that, based on her examination, several
different ribbons were used to type the document
copies placed in evidence. This lent credence
to the theory that several people, and not Mrs.
Hiss, typed the documents. McCarthy also compared
the typing of the documents to samples of Mrs.
Hiss's typing and noticed clear differences
between the two. As a result, she stated that
Mrs. Hiss could not have typed the documents
in evidence. Had this been known at trial, it
would have counter-balanced the testimony of
the FBI's typing expert, Ramos