Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Not guilty after 100 years

Using new technologies which exist today, police in Britain acquitted a "murderer" from the past, i.e. Dr. Hawley Crippen, who was hanged 100 years ago for the murder of his wife, Cora Henrietta Crippen. The DNA test found that the remains found at their house were not his wife's. 

Dr. Crippen was travelling with his secretary to Canada when the British Police sent a signal that he was wanted for murder. Arriving in Canada he was arrested and deported back to the UK, where he was tried and sentenced to death. However Police today have found that the remains belonged to a man. Now many believe that Dr. Crippen should be pardoned. 

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