January 1997
Forensic Examiner;Jan/Feb1997, Vol. 6 Issue 1/2, p47
Academic Journal
This section offers news briefs of interest to forensic examiners. Grant Williams has died of asphyxiation due to neck compression while trying to feed his 44-pound pet python with a live chicken. Homeless man Henry Stepney was arrested and sentenced to 40 years in prison for toilet paper theft. Six visitors at a baptism party were stabbed by 13 party crashers, some of whom later went back and shot two of the already wounded people.


Related Articles

  • The Coroner's Tale. Rooks, Nina // Sciences;Jan/Feb89, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p2 

    Focuses on the murder tale of Rasputin in Russia. Real name of Rasputin; Depiction on character and charisma of Rasputin; Impact of forensic science on explaining accounts of death.

  • Of flowers and murder.  // Discover;Feb99, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p14 

    Reports that forensic scientists were able to identify the skeletons of 32 young men found in a mass grave in Magdeburg, Germany, in 1994. Use of pollen found on victims to determine where a murder took place; Finding that the victims died in the summertime of 1945 supporting the theory that...

  • Some thoughts at the interface of law and statistics†. AITKEN, C. G. G. // Law, Probability & Risk;Jun2009, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p73 

    The role of probabilistic and statistical reasoning in two murder trials in England is described. Suggestions are made as to what is required of statisticians who wish to become involved in the judicial process and as to what is required of lawyers who wish to present probabilistic ideas into...

  • Forensic Computer Investigation Brings Notorious Serial Killer BTK to Justice. Simons, Erica B. // Forensic Examiner;Winter2005, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p55 

    The article discusses how a forensic computer investigation led to the capture of the notorious serial killer Dennis Rader in Wichita, Kansas. It says that Rader created BTK as a moniker, which stood for bind, torture and kill. According to the author, BTK was different from other serial killers...

  • Bones tell where victims lived and when they died. Jones, Nicola // New Scientist;3/15/2003, Vol. 177 Issue 2386, p7 

    Reports on the determination of age of murdered victims from their bones by forensic scientists. Usage of carbon dating technique on bones for finding the age of victims; Detection of radioactive elements in bones of victims; Accuracy of carbon dating technique in finding the age of victims.

  • ENTOMOLOGISTS AS DETECTIVES. Graham Jr., Frank // Audubon;Sep/Oct91, Vol. 93 Issue 5, p14 

    Reports on entomologists' use of the presence of insects on the corpse of a headless woman to determine the circumstances of her death. Illustration of the fine points of forensic entomology; Absence of significant numbers of blowfly larvae on the corpse; Importance of keeping track of the...

  • FOREWORD. Tu, A. T. // Forensic Science Review;Jul2014, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p1 

    No abstract available.

  • KILLER CONNECTION. Sachs, Jessica Snyder // Popular Science;Jan2009, Vol. 274 Issue 1, p54 

    The article looks at several deaths which have been solved due to forensic technology, focusing on the revelation that many unidentified remains may have belonged to the victims of serial killers. A series of murders in Montana are discussed. The article suggests that as many as 1,800 serial...

  • Hard time for hard times. Goode, Stephen // Insight on the News;11/4/96, Vol. 12 Issue 41, p4 

    Reports on the decision made by Circuit Judge Lauren Levy Miller to sentence Henry Stepney, a thief, for 40 years in prison. Protection of hardworking people from Stepney's recidivist behavior.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics