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By Tammy Mal

On Thursday, December 15, 1994, Joann Katrinak and her three-month-old son, Alex, went lacking from their Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, domestic. 4  months later, while their our bodies have been present in a lonely patch of woods, the police could release a three-year research resulting in the arrest of Patricia Lynne Rorrer—a younger mom who had by no means met both victim—as the monster accountable. In what could turn into Pennsylvania's first use of mitochondrial DNA in a legal case, Patricia Rorrer was once fast attempted, convicted, and sentenced to existence in criminal with out parole. yet did the jury make the fitting selection? Is Patricia Rorrer actually accountable? As new facts keeps to floor, together with allegations of prosecutorial misconduct and facts tampering, that question calls for a solution much more. With a topic and storytelling kind resembling the hit podcast Serial, handy Suspect will attract a large viewers. The booklet unearths details by no means ahead of made public—information collected at once from greater than 10,000 legitimate files, together with Pennsylvania kingdom Police experiences, FBI records, forensic lab effects, and the 6,500-page trial transcript. via 4 years of extensive learn, numerous interviews with these concerned, and countless numbers of letters, telephone calls, and private visits with Patricia Rorrer, the reality concerning the facts used to convict her can ultimately be revealed.

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