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Mixed-Martial Artist Pleads Guilty to Murdering and Mutilating Friend During Psychedelic Trip

In the early hours of March 21, 2010, Del Norte County Sheriff's Department deputies and Yurok Tribal Police found Jarrod Wyatt naked and covered in blood from head to toe. When approached, Wyatt told authorities, "I killed him," and stated that he had cut out the heart and tongue of his friend after the two had ingested a hallucinogenic mushroom tea.   

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37 Year-Old Cold Case Solved with DNA Evidence

 

On the morning of August 30, 1975, when Catherine Ainsworth failed to show up for work and had not called in, her friends and co-workers grew concerned. When they visited her apartment they discovered her door unlocked and found Ainsworth's nude, beaten body. The case then went cold for 37 years until DNA evidence finally revealed Ainsworth's brutal killer.     

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Electrochemiluminescence Causes Latent Fingerprints to Glow

Researchers from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, reported that they have developed a non-destructive electrochemiluminescent technique that allows fingerprints, regardless of age, to glow at high resolution.

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Convicted With Bite Mark Evidence, Former Police Captain Claims DNA Proves His Innocence

After 14 years in prison, a former Ohio police captain's attorneys now claim DNA evidence proves his innocence. Doug Prade, convicted largely based upon a bite mark found upon the bloody body of his ex-wife, could become the latest of a growing number of prisoners to be released after forensic odontology matches between the teeth of suspects and bite marks on victims were found to be incorrect.

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