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Montecasino murder case deferred

Maruschka Robinson appears in the Randburg magistrate's court in connection with the murder of a man whose body was found in the boot of his car at …

Girl Poisons Mom Twice For Taking Away Her iPhone

A 12-year-old girl in Colorado has been arrested and charged for attempting to kill her mom through poisoning her with bleach just because she took …

On the trail of solving a mass murder

<b>Hey there, time traveller!</b><br>This article was published <b>12/2/2014</b> (1506 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.<p>Civilians thrown from …

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DNA evidence frees 2 Brooklyn men convicted in 1992 triple murder

Two Brooklyn men who have spent the last 21 years in prison for three murders that DNA evidence suggests they did not commit were released Thursday on consent of the Brooklyn district attorney.<p>Anthony Yarbough, 39, and Sharrif Wilson, 37, were arrested in June 1992 in the slaying Yarbough's …

Review: 'The Poisoner's Handbook' on PBS: forensic medicine's birth

Debuting Tuesday as part of the PBS series "American Experience," "The Poisoner's Handbook" offers a fascinating look back at how the chemical age changed police work.<p>Based on Deborah Blum's 2010 book "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York," it is …

Knox Verdict: How does DNA contamination occur?

Potential for the contamination of forensic DNA evidence has been highlighted by the Meredith Kercher murder trial. But just how much of a problem is …

Silent Witnesses: A History of Forensic Science by Nigel McCrery – review

From fingerprinting to DNA, how the onward march of forensic science has revolutionised the art of detection<p>The title comes from the BBC TV drama series <i>Silent Witness</i>; and before that from a book by the American forensic chemist Paul L Kirk, which stated: "Wherever he steps, whatever he touches, …

DNA from rock, cigarette helps solve 1995 Utah murder

A cigarette butt proved to be the undoing of a man suspected of killing a girl in Utah 18 years ago, after a sheriff trailed him for four days to grab the DNA evidence.<p>Without the efforts of Wasatch County Sheriff Todd Bonner, the case would have been forgotten long ago. For Bonner, however, it was …