Pointing from the Grave

Pointing from the Grave

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This is the true story of a murder and a molecule. It is both the history of a science overlaid with human drama, and a human tragedy inextricably entwined with science. It is about two lives made and destroyed by a tiny molecule - and by each other. In April 1984, a young British DNA scientist, Dr Helena Greenwood, was sexually assaulted in her San Francisco cottage. A year later she was brutally murdered. The alleged rapist, Paul Frediani, was the only suspect, but police and forensic experts failed to link him to the crime. The case was filed 'unsolved'. Over the next fifteen years, Frediani continued his life - with a job, two children, and, apparently, nothing to link him to the murder. At the same time, scientists were beginning to use DNA to unravel the riddle of human identity. Their discoveries beat a path from the laboratory to the courtroom. In 1999, as forensic DNA was becoming accepted across the world, a San Diego detective reopened the Greenwood murder case, and found a vital clue.From crime scene to courtroom, laboratory bench to suspect's bed, "Pointing From the Grave" is the remarkable story of how a dead woman's groundbreaking work led to the solution of her own murder.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • 0141886765
  • 9780141886763