Shocking Cases From Dr. Henry Lee's Forensic Files

Shocking Cases From Dr. Henry Lee's Forensic Files

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Dr. Henry C. Lee is highly regarded throughout the law-enforcement community as one of the most talented and experienced forensic scientists in the world. He has also received widespread public recognition and media attention through his association with sensational criminal investigations, including the JFK assassination, the suicide of White House counsel Vincent Foster, the Chandra Levy homicide, the O.J. Simpson and JonBenet Ramsey cases, and, most recently, the Caylee Anthony case. In this new book, Dr. Lee and critically acclaimed mystery writer Jerry Labriola, MD, team up again to present another true-crime page-turner on five notorious incidents:

• The Phil Spector case: Legendary music mogul Phil Spector was charged with murder in the death of actress Lana Clarkson, found slain in his mansion. But has Dr. Lee produced forensic evidence suggesting her death was a suicide?
• The Brown’s Chicken massacre: The savage murder of helpless employees of a restaurant in Palatine, Illinois, was left unsolved for over a decade until the painstaking forensic skills of Task Force and Dr. Lee eventually identified the killers.
• Murder in the Sacristy: The brutal murder of a nun in a Toledo, Ohio, church had bizarre ritualistic overtones and remained unsolved until a priest was prosecuted twenty-six years later—the same priest who had conducted the nun’s funeral service! Dr. Lee testified at the trial of the priest and here he demonstrates how the perseverance of law enforcement officials and forensic scientists eventually solved the crime.
• The shooting of a Connecticut state trooper and the shooting death of a fourteen-year-old young man: Dr. Lee discusses the dual hazards of police work—being killed or injured in the line of duty and the accidental killing of innocent victims or suspects. In Hartford, while racial tensions threatened to spin out of control, Dr. Lee reconstructed the shooting of a young African American by a police officer. His diligent work defused hostilities that nearly led to a riot.
• Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Dr. Lee discusses his role in the excavation and, in some cases, the identification of hundreds of bodies in the former Yugoslavia. The evidence he uncovered was later used to build a case against suspects indicted by the International War Crimes Tribunal.

Combining fascinating details of forensic science with a vivid narrative, Shocking Cases from Dr. Henry Lee’s Forensic Files is must reading for true-crime readers and forensic science lovers.

Baker & Taylor
The authors of Famous Crimes Revisited delve into a new set of cases in a way only Dr. Lee's expertise can deliver, in a book that looks at: The Phil Spector murder trial, the massacre of restaurant employees, genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the brutal murder of a nun in Ohio and the shooting of a Connecticut state trooper. 25,000 first printing.

Book News
Lee (forensic science, U. of New Haven) and Labriola (former pediatrician, lecturer, and author) offer five true crime stories. What makes this book more interesting than many in the genre is that Lee's experience in forensics also gave him an ability to observe acutely and recount his observations in great detail. Some of the stories here include the Phil Spector murder case, the brutal murder of a nun in an Ohio church, and the genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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A renowned forensic scientist and an acclaimed mystery writer explore five notorious cases, including the Phil Spector murder trial, genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the murder of a nun in Ohio, and the shooting of a Connecticut state trooper.

Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2010
ISBN: 9781591027751
Branch Call Number: 363.2595 L512s
Characteristics: 264 p. ; ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Labriola, Jerry


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