The murder case of Trey Noah (Kendalia, Texas) is finally moving closer to the court rooms. “A court date of February 15, at 9am, has been set for Shelby Moore and Brandon Harber, who are both charged with the first-degree felony murder of Trey Noah as well as tampering with physical evidence, a second-degree felony. A [...]Tags: Autopsy, Ballistics, Crime Scene, DNA, Evidence, Forensics, Gun Fire, Identification, Investigations Division, Missing Person, Police, Texas, Unsolved Homicide, Victim, Witnesses
Archive for January, 2011
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Zeigler’s lawyers, arguing for more DNA testing, asked the court for a continuance of the scheduled February 3rd hearing. A former forensic expert is no longer available. “The new expert, Timothy Palmbach, works with blood spatter evidence an does forensic analysis work. But Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton, another veteran [...]Tags: Actual Innocence, Autopsy, Ballistics, Capital Punishment, Crime Scene, Cruelty, Death Row, DNA, DNA Database, Evidence, Expert Testimony, Faulty Evidence, FBI, Finger Printing, Florida, Forensics, Gun Fire, Identification, Investigations Division, Miscarriage of Justice, Partial Finger Printing, Penn State, Police, Prisons, Prosecutorial Misconduct, Unsolved Homicide, Victim, William Thomas Zeigler, Witnesses, Wrongful Convictions
The Daily Mail Online reports that “the court heard Benson, whose criminal record read out in court ran to 13 pages, told a fellow prison inmate: ‘One down, 500 to go. I have burnt the car out. They are not getting any fingerprints on me.’ Later, he refused to co-operate with police when interviewed, instead [...]Tags: Mike Silcock, UK
Monsters …this week seemed to be full of monsters. They are inside our heads, hunting us or, we are creating new ones. Monster can be found everywhere and Guantanamo Bay is no exception, just read the comments underneath the article. “New documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union show “unjustified homicide” of detainees [...]Tags: Sum it Up!
This post has absolutely nothing to do with cold cases! This is what Vidster was reading this morning! The dirty secrets of a barrister’s wig are explained in detail on Baby Barista’s blog. I could not help imagine what I’d do if I took a wig out of a box …hold it between to fingers? [...]Tags: Vidocq Unscripted
We saw a mixed bag of information this week about cold cases, DNA, forensic labs, testing and of course, funding. DNA was instrumental in cracking the 1994 throat slashing murder of Theresa Whetstone (Buffalo, NY) and the 1985 murder of Candace Derksen (Elmwood, Canada). At the same time, we see DNA backlogs in New Orleans affecting [...]Tags: Sum it Up!
Sharron‘s case has been in the top five “best read posts” on DCC ever since it got posted in December 2010. Vidster could not be happier! The post has created some discussions per email with readers. They told me such interesting facts that I emailed them all and asked them whether I could use parts of their [...]Tags: Autopsy, Canada, Crime Scene, Cruelty, DNA, Evidence, Finger Printing, Forensics, Identification, Investigations Division, Police, Rape kits, Sharron Prior, Unsolved Homicide, Victim, Witnesses
The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office (Ohio) is reopening the cold cases of James Larry Jones and Julie Freeman. Detectives will go over these cases again with a fine tooth comb. Both cases are from the 90s but the cases are not related. James Larry Jones (60) was found dead near a bathroom on New Years Eve day, [...]Tags: Autopsy, Crime Scene, DNA, Evidence, Finger Printing, Forensics, Identification, Investigations Division, Ohio, Police, Unsolved Homicide, Victim, Witnesses
“The U.S. Attorney has assigned three veteran prosecutors to do nothing but unravel some of the city’s biggest mysteries. The unit will work hand in hand with a number of veteran Cold Case Detectives. U.S. Attorney Ron Machen says he’s formed the unit in part to send a message to the community these cases have [...]Tags: Autopsy, Ballistics, Crime Labs, Crime Scene, D.C., DNA, DNA Database, Evidence, Expert Testimony, Finger Printing, Forensics, Identification, Investigations Division, Police, Unsolved Homicide, Victim, Washington, Witnesses
Charlie is a mature post graduate UK law student who has spent her entire adult life working within the criminal justice sphere. However, that did not define her life. The military did. Charlie is the only person in four generations who is NOT serving in the military! Her two siblings are currently serving in the UK [...]Tags: Vidocq presents ...!