MORE EVIDENCE: WITHHELD, FABRICATED, AND DESTROYED
The prosecution not only withheld exculpatory evidence from the defense, but was party to both fabrication and destruction of evidence during the investigation of the case. As of 2017, State authorities continue to withhold exculpatory evidence (see below).
During the investigation, police and social services interviewed over 70 other children who had contact with Jeremy via his mother’s daycare and foster care, none of whom made a single allegation against Jeremy Barney. [2B2] Although detectives’ notes confirm having conducted these interviews, all records of the content of the interviews were missing from the case files turned over to the defense.
Although police booked into evidence several “blood-like droplets” collected from the _X_ family bathroom, evidence that Julie claimed was blood shed by Angela during one of her rapes,[2C] forensic test results are conspicuously absent from the case files. Until the State Police are able to provide test results saying otherwise, we are left to speculate that the test results were withheld from the defense because they did not inculpate Jeremy, but instead amounted to physical proof that Family _X_ was fabricating evidence.
If the case files can be believed, detectives also never seized and examined Jeff’s knife, although the family alleged it was used to cut Angela’s hand, chest, and vagina.
According to police reports, Julie admitted to detectives that she had destroyed crucial physical evidence — her own dildo — although she and Jeff claimed the dildo had been used to rape not only Angela but also the cat and dog. [2D]