Although Steven Karch wrote a widely recognized book on drug pathology, his testimony in Wichita did not impress U.S. District Judge Monti Belot.
In denying the Schneiders’ motion for a new trial, Belot wrote:
“The jury was free to conclude that Karch was merely ‘an expert in his own mind,’ a charlatan pure and simple. This court has grown accustomed to, if not accepting of, professional witnesses. Karch, who charged much but prepared little for his testimony, is a prime example of the witness who, if nothing else, knows how to ‘dance with the one who brung ya.’”