A prosecution's case is often built around cutting through falsehoods: using DNA testing, eyewitness testimony, digital data and other evidence to convince a jury that a defendant did what they swear they didn't. Now, forensic science may be on the verge of a straighter path to exposing lies: Through functional magnetic resonance imaging.
Rebecca Morris, a New York Times bestselling author and high-school classmate of murder victim Dick Kitchel, returns to her hometown of Corvallis, Oregon to explore how the cold case murder changed the town and the lives of Kitchel's friends.
There were three homicides or suspicious deaths on cruise lines operating in U.S. ports in 2017. And authorities have also reported over a hundred other crimes, including sexual assaults and kidnappings. But some advocates say even more crimes are taking place aboard.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department officer spoke with A&E Real Crime about how being in the military and in law enforcement are similar, how social media has impacted policing and the importance of police transparency.
In 1937, three young girls were sexually assaulted and strangled after playing at an Inglewood, California park. A suspect was caught, convicted and sentenced to death. Pamela Everett, a journalist, lawyer and niece of two of the girls, explores the tragedy and investigates whether the wrong man was convicted of the murders.