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Computer Forensics Used in a Texas Murder Case

Posted by rjbiii on January 20, 2010

The Washington Post brings us the story:

WACO, Texas — In the month before his wife died, a minister in Texas tried to buy a prescription sleeping aid online and conducted an Internet search for “overdose on sleeping pills,” computer experts testified Thursday in his murder trial.

Neal Kersh, a computer forensics examiner, testified that he examined data from Matt Baker’s church-owned laptop and was able to retrieve information from a computer server at a youth center where Baker worked. Baker’s computer went missing two months after Kari’s death.

Kersh said Baker sent e-mails just before and after those 2006 Internet searches and site visits, indicating he – not anyone else – was at the computer looking at the pharmaceutical sites and online pharmacies.

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