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Encyclopedia Literary Encyclopedia | Welcome Encyclopedia of Death and Dying Murderpedia Murder of Shirley Duguay In 1994, Shirley Duguay of Prince Edward Island, Canada went missing and was later found dead in a shallow grave. Among the most compelling pieces of evidence in the case was a leather jacket covered in Duguay's blood and over two dozen white feline hairs. Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigators recalled that during a previous interview with the estranged husband, Douglas Beamish, that he had a white cat of which he named Snowball. The detectives confiscated the cat and drew blood in which they intended to use DNA fingerprinting to compare it to the DNA found in the white hairs from the jacket, but they found that no one in the world had done this before. After contacting the Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, a laboratory specializing not in forensics, but in the study of genetic diseases, detectives and scientists were able to develop a method in which to test the feline DNA. Parole denied for P.E.I. man who killed common-law wife August 01, 2013

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Encyclopedia Britannica The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction The WWW Virtual Library Vincent van Gogh 10 facts (and a video) on the prolific genius who died a relatively unknown artist. 1. Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands. He was named after his grandfather and his stillborn brother who died one year before Van Gogh was born. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Check out the full TED-Ed Lesson “The unexpected math behind Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” that these GIFs were pulled from: America's Justice System James Holmes walked into a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in 2012 carrying three guns including a semi-automatic rifle and opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring 70 more. Nobody, not even his defense attorneys, denied that. But those attorneys still told a jury and a judge that Holmes was not guilty of those crimes—because he was insane. Last month, that jury rejected that assertion, finding Holmes guilty on all counts. Holmes’ plea didn’t get him off, but it did get people talking about the insanity defense again. Americans inherited a legal system shaped by history, not by science. None of those things are borne out by evidence. False Confessions More than one in four people exonerated by DNA evidence initially confessed to the crime. But why? Interrogations are designed to mentally break down the guilty, but those psychological tricks leave the innocent vulnerable as well, says Saul Kassin, a psychologist at Williams College who has studied false confessions.

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