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USCG v. Solomon: New Accusations on Appeal

The US Coast Guard has filed an appeal brief in the matter of USCG v. Solomon.  In this case at the Trial, the expert witness of the USCG- Dr. Hani Khella- stated that urinary creatinine would only decrease in "volcano" and that a week in the desert would not alter urinary creatinine. The USCG expert, Khella, further stated that there is no way that creatinine would degrees in temperatures less than 300 degrees Celsius. Dr. Khella, apparently getting his information from Wikipedia  testified in opposition to the number.  Why he made such a miscalculation of truth, we will never know. At the trial on the matter, it was admitted that the urine sample was in the desert for over a week.  Simone Solomon presented two experts who testified at trial that urinary creatinine would degrade at temperatures that were natrually occurring in the desert, temperatures of 115 degrees or less. The USCG has now, upon appeal, introduced for the firs