In 1915 Joe Hill, the author of "Rebel Girl", was executed on a murder conviction in Utah. The evidence, used in the trial, was circumstantial, and it was thought to be a political trial. In his last letter to Bill Haywood, he was quoted "Don't waste any time mourning. Organize". encyclopedia.com/law/law-…
It is a myth that circumstantial evidence is weaker than direct evidence. In certain situations, circumstantial evidence is actually stronger. In addition, forensic evidence like fingerprints and DNA samples are examples of circumstantial evidence. rotlaw.com/legal-library/…
Forensic evidence is circumstantial. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cir…
Elliot Smith's autopsy did not rule out suicide and there is circumstantial evidence he was murdered. rocknycliveandrecorded.co…
The former governor of California, Goodwin J. Knight called to stay the execution of Burton Abbott while Abbott was in the process of being executed. Abbott had been convicted on circumstantial evidence alone. He died just as Knight hung up the phone from the call. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
A Louisville man was acquitted of killing his girlfriend. 6 mos later, rolls of film were found in his former home with photos of him torturing and murdering her. Double jeopardy prevented a retrial, but he was charged with perjury for testifying that he didn't do it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel…
The expression 'mad as a hatter' is based from the real-life behavior of hatters from the 17th century. It wasn't until 1941 that hatters discovered that the mercury they used to make hats was poisoning them and making them insane. phrases.org.uk/meanings/m…
Today I learned about the "CSI Effect" and that the exaggerated way in which forensic evidence is displayed affects public perception. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSI…

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