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Last suspect sentenced in NJ child sex case

A New Jersey man initially accused of participating in the alleged gang-rape of a 7-year-old girl after her 15-year-old stepsister sold her for sex has been sentenced to three years of probation. Full story

Conn. man convicted of murder in 1988 teen slaying

A Connecticut man was convicted of murder Tuesday in the 1988 killing of a pregnant teenager after another man served 20 years of a 60-year prison sentence before being cleared by DNA evidence . Full story

Cavemen, cave bears battled over turf

Cavemen may have had to jostle with bears to settle into caves up to 32,000 years ago, as research shows cave bears lived in the same spaces coveted by prehistoric humans. Full story

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New DNA focus of trial in Conn. teen's '88 killing

Conn. man going on trial in 1988 teenager killing

Serial killer sentenced to death dies in prison

DNA test IDs 103rd stolen baby in Argentina

Man cleared of crime dies before $475,000 payout

Oh, that blood-sucking Chupacabra? Not real

Tight budgets may spell death of death penalty in some states

Cops: 2 serial killers plagued same neighborhood

Death row inmate gets Supreme Court help


  Photographer's diary dusts off cold case

Watch a preview of the upcoming Dateline Friday report about a California cold case murder from 1983.  But when a retired detective finds new answers from modern-day DNA testing and a photographer's diary, the case is reopened.  Keith Morrison reports this Friday, March 4, at 9pm/8c.

  Internal Affairs, Part 3

Years pass and Sherri's murder is now a cold case. But in 2004 police conduct a DNA test on the saliva sample from crime scene and the results point to a woman killer.

  Internal Affairs, Part 6

Stephanie Lazarus hires a prominent defense attorney who insists that the DNA evidence has been tampered with and can't be relied upon.  Her family stands by her.

  Internal Affairs, Part 1

An attractive nurse, Sherri Rasmussen, is murdered in her own home in 1986. There are few clues, except one: a bite mark containing saliva found on Sherri's arm. But it's of little use because DNA testing is not yet available.

  Bringing Brooke Home, Part 9

Exactly one year after Brooke vanished, forensic analysts find DNA evidence linking Joel Courtney to Brooke. His sister, Dina, reveals some key information about her brother's time in Oregon. Would Courtney be held accountable for Brooke's murder?

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