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Florida / Dillon Murder Case / Conviction By Canine #940976

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 30, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Canova Beach, Florida: Randi Kaye) The story of Bill Dillon†, who was sentenced to life in 1981 in Florida for a murder he did not commit because of the "testimony" of a scent-tracking German shepherd dog presented; details given about the case in which the jury believed in the dog's ability to track; scenes shown of the dog tracking. [DILLON - comments on becoming a suspect, on the dog, on how this was a conspiracy in which the dog handler John Preston was given information.] [Volusia County sheriff's department Tim McGUIRE†- explains a dog's tracking abilities.] How a DNA test proved Dillon innocent noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jeffrey Toobin) How CSI has convinced us science gives all the answers & that DNA is the gold standard with other tests {like bite marks} not subject to scrutiny discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi;
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