Crime scene analyst William Schneck of Washington state, who was hired by the prosecution to analyze the crime scene, recounted a different story.
said groupings and trails of passive blood drops, apparently dripping from Shane Johnson's nose, indicate he
stood for a while by the couch in the living room near the fireplace.
A pool of blood by the fireplace which had been smeared indicated Travis Johnson likely had punched his
brother there, Schneck
Passive blood drops to and through the kitchen and at the top of the stairs and down the stairs appear to indicate Shane Johnson then walked through the house, down the stairs and to his
room, where he
took the Bushnell Buckmark .22 caliber semiautomotic pistol out of its case before the struggle for the gun began, Schneck
testified that a shot that went through several jackets draped over the open door in Travis Johnson's room and through the door indicates that the first shot likely was fired there, then three more shots were fired in Shane Johnson's bedroom.
said it is impossible to say in what order the four shots were fired, it appears the three shots fired in Shane Johnson's room were fired in rapid succession, with one going nearly straight up into the top of the doorframe, another apparently grazing Travis Johnson's scalp before nicking the doorframe and hitting the ceiling of the hallway.
When defense attorney Randi Hood asked if that had happened, wouldn't Travis Johnson's blood or DNA been found on the gun, Schneck testified that would not necessarily happen especially if the cuts were caused by a quick swipe of the part making the cut.
testified that the fact all four spent cartridge cases were found in Shane Johnson's bedroom appears to show the pistol probably failed to eject the first cartridge case, and the stovepiped case probably was ejected manually before the next shots were fired.