I need to prove for a legal case where the "You replied to this message on" is stored and how to prove to the court that a message was replied to.
We're the defendant in a case and we requested the prosecutions e-mails in regards to this case. They supplied a consolidated PST with 3 different employee's e-mails. When going through the e-mails we found that some had the forwarded or replied message on the e-mail, but the replied message didn't exist meaning they deleted them.
We've taken screen shots and have done our best to make it clear as day to the judge, but a simplified explanation on how that data exists and why it proves they deleted e-mail is what I'm looking for.