A look at bite-mark evidence in criminal investigation. A unique forensic tool first used in the court room during the latter half of the last century; bite-mark analysis is what convicted Ted Bundy.
On November 13, 1974, six members of the DeFeo family were shot to death in their Amityville, N.Y., home. The family’s 23-year-old son, Ronald “Butch” DeFeo, was tried and convicted of killing his father, mother, two younger sisters and two younger brothers as they slept in their beds.
Police in Grand Prairie, Tex., are hoping photos of a warm winter hat will help them find a suspect who they say shot a man in cold blood.
Having a body is normally step one in prosecuting a murder case, but authorities in St. Paul believe they have enough evidence–including “copious amounts” of blood–to charge Jeffrey Trevino in the death of his wife Kira, 30, although her remains have not been located.
Sarah Johnson was 18 years old when she was sentenced to two life terms for the murder of her parents in their Bellevue, Idaho, home. Diane and Alan Johnson were found dead from gunshot wounds on Sept. 2, 2003; Diane still in bed, and Alan on the floor, his hair wet from the shower. Now, a team of attorneys say she is innocent, and that DNA evidence found at the scene could prove it.
In 1991 a man claimed to have found a diary that revealed the identity of a serial killer. Experts said it was consistent with a killer’s mindset and the location of the attacks. It was signed May 3, 1989, Jack the Ripper, but it was a hoax. A look at how investigators determine what’s real and what isn’t.
On Wednesday, media and interested citizens were let in to a Charlottesville courtroom to view some of the damning evidence that led to the conviction of George Huguely in the brutal killing of his ex-girlfried, University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love.
A Charlottesville judge has announced that previously unseen evidence, including convicted murderer George Huguely’s videotaped statement to police, will be made available to the public. A look in photos at the murder of UVa lacrosse player Yeardley Love.