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SECRETS OF THE DEAD

Executed in Error

  • Aired: 09/30/2008
  • 54:16
  • Rating: TV-PG
In 1910, an American doctor named Hawley Crippen was convicted in England of poisoning and dismembering his wife. The vicious murder-and execution that followed-made international headlines. It was a landmark case-the first trial by media, and the first to be dominated by forensic science. But did the prosecutors get it right? Almost one hundred years later, investigators have re-opened the files.
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