Widow Seeks $12M for Husband’s Suicide During Murder Investigation

The wife of a retired San Diego Police Department crime lab worker implicated in a cold-case murder investigation when his sperm turned up on retested evidence decades later asked a jury Thursday to award her $12 million for suffering she claims caused her husband to kill himself.

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Homicide Detective Admits Seized Evidence Not Relevant to Murder Investigation

Asked to look at the contents of a tattered box set on the witness stand filled with photos and personal items seized under a warrant he signed in the investigation of a cold-case murder, a retired San Diego Police Department detective said Thursday the items should not have been seized.

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Wrongful Death

A federal court in Alabama ruled that a tort case brought by the parents of a woman who died by suicide against the man who allegedly sexually assaulted her should be stayed pending certification to the Alabama Supreme Court the question of whether “suicide is an intervening cause that breaks the chain of causation stemming from a defendant’s intentional tort.”

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