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On July 20, 2005, Fort Worth 911 received a call in reference to a house fire. Upon extinguishing the flames, investigators made a gruesome discovery. The badly charred body of a 60 year old white male was recovered from the floor of the master bedroom.
Partially burned matches were recovered from near the body. A matchbook was recovered from the end of the driveway of the residence. Autopsy results revealed this man died as the result of gunshot wounds. Investigators quickly developed a 35 year old white female as their prime suspect. The defendant denies any involvement in the death of this individual.
During this mock trial, students will be introduced to numerous aspects of a real trial as they would relate to this type of case. Material will cover such topics as: autopsy protocol, cause and manner of death, dental identification of decedent, comparison of the match evidence, and associations by DNA identification.
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