Thursday, March 15, 2007

Saved searches provide the smoking gun in muder case

Speaking of Google and privacy, here's an interesting story. The data came from the computer of the accused, but ...

Welcome to - Updates - Cop: Wife googled 'How to commit murder':

"At exactly 5:45:34 on April 18, 2004 a computer taken from the office of the attorney of Melanie McGuire, did a search on the words 'How To Commit Murder.'

That same day searches on Google and MSN search engines, were conducted on such topics as `instant poisons,` `undetectable poisons,' 'fatal digoxin doses,' and gun laws in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Ten days later, according to allegations by the state of New Jersey, McGuire murdered her husband, William T. McGuire, at their Woodbridge apartment, using a gun obtained in Pennsylvania, one day after obtaining a prescription for a sedative known as the 'date rape' drug...."

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