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Elizabeth McCarthy

The official document examiner for the Boston and Massachusetts State Police, McCarthy gave an affidavit 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 Feehan.