Super Lawyers
William C. Altreuter

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Cat Cracks Case. Kitty Kop Kuffs Killer.
The latest case involves a suspect in Britain who was convicted of manslaughter after prosecutors drew a genetic link between his pet cat, Tinker, and cat hairs found at the crime scene. Investigators took advantage of a database of DNA from 152 cats in Britain.
What I love about this story isn't the forensics, it's that the writer makes sure to give us the name of the cat-- and the name of the cat in an earlier, similar case out of Canada. (Snowball, if you can't be bothered to click.) See, that's journalism. If your mother says she loves you, check it out. If there is a cat involved, get its name.

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