Australians still convicted of infanticide

Australians still convicted of infanticide

World November 11, 2016 13:21

- An Australian man was sentenced Friday for murder of a ten year old girl, over thirty years ago. Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI) yielded DNA evidence in 2013 that contributed to the conviction of Dieter Pfennig.

The 68-year-old Pfennig, a former physics teacher, was already fixed for the murder of another child, writes The Guardian. In 1989 he was convicted for the murder of Michael Black, who like the other victim was Louise Bell decade. Bell was abducted from her bedroom window in 1983. According to the prosecutor in the trial has Pfennig in front of other detainees known to have killed the girl.

Bells body was never found. However, it was found some of her pajamas after her disappearance. The NFI knew based on identifying the pajamas to establish a DNA profile that matched the DNA of Pfennig. Two researchers at the NFI testified at the trial of Pfennig.

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