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Welcome to WAtoday’s coverage of day 37 of the Claremont serial killer trial in the Supreme Court of Western Australia. 

Today, Pathwest forensic scientist Anne-Marie Ashley (formerly Furmedge) will continue to give evidence for a third day. 

Ms Ashley was one of the scientists who tested Ciara’s fingernail exhibits for DNA in 1997 and 2001. 

The state alleges accused man, Bradley Edwards’ DNA was found under a combined sample of her left thumb and left middle finger nails when tested in the UK in 2008. 

The defence is arguing the samples, known as AJM40 and AJM42, were contaminated while in the Pathwest lab by separate exhibits relating to a 1995 Karrakatta rape, which contained Mr Edwards’ DNA as he was the perpetrator. 

The state alleges the samples were never on the same “bench, box or shelf” while stored in the Pathwest lab. 

Ms Ashley is taking the court through the dates the samples were tested, how they were tested and where they were stored. 

Mr Edwards has pleaded not guilty to the murders of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon. 

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