BRAIN SCAN ON DEATH ROW

Right after 9/11, "brain fingerprinting" -- the controversial technique that supposedly spots a liar by measuring the mind's electrical activity -- was suddenly hot. Now, it's "about to take centre stage in a last-chance court appeal against a death-row conviction in the US," the BBC reports.Dr. Larry Farwell, the founder of Brain Fingerprinting Laboratories, says he gave his test a few days ago to Jimmy Ray Slaughter, who has been convicted of "shooting, stabbing and mutilating his former girlfriend, Melody Wuertz, and of shooting to death their eleven-month old-daughter, Jessica," according to the Beeb.Dr. Farwell claims his test show that "Jimmy Ray Slaughter did not know where in the house the murder took place; he didn't know where the mother's body was lying or what was on her clothing at the time of death - a salient fact in the case."Slaughter is now on death row in an Oklahoma prison. It's unclear what the impact of the brain fingerprinting will be on his 11th-hour appeal to escape execution.

Show Full Article

Related Topics

DefenseTech

November is Military Family Appreciation Month

Throughout the month, military families are honored and recognized for their commitment and contributions in support of our military and nation.

View the Tribute

Most Popular Military News