Are Fingerprints Really Reliable?

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If you’re like me and love a good murder-mystery show, you know that fingerprints are like the holy grail in murder investigations. Once forensics finds a clean set of prints, the mystery is solved and the culprit caught. But, how exactly does fingerprint analysis work, and is it as reliable as they say? 

The Case of Kevin Cooper

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On June 4, 1983, a community in Chino Hills, California was rocked by the brutal murder of a family. Peggy Ryen, her husband Doug, their 11-year-old daughter Jessica, and an 11-year-old neighbor Christopher Hughes, lost their lives that night.Despite several eyewitnesses reporting seeing multiple assailants that night, authorities were fixated on one suspect, Kevin Cooper.

North Carolina man charged with girlfriend's death

North Carolina man charged with girlfriend’s disappearance

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A North Carolina man is charged with his girlfriend’s disappearance after she went missing on Thanksgiving Day. Emily Elizabeth Montgomery, 26, girlfriend and mother of a 2-year-old boy, was reported missing on November 26 after being last seen alive between 10 and 11 pm in Apex, North Carolina.

Mother arrested for 2003 murder of newborn twins

Mother arrested for 2003 murder of newborn twins

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A cold case is solved after more than 17 years of being in the dark when police arrested Antoinette Briley, 41, of Holland, Michigan, on Friday. She is charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of her newborn twin sons.

New Jersey Deacon arrested for possessing child pornography

New Jersey Deacon arrested for child pornography

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A New Jersey Deacon is arrested and charged with possessing child pornography on Thursday. Anthony Laterza, 70, had served as deacon of St. John’s in November and December of 2019 before he was arrested and charged with three counts of possession of child pornography.