Five drops of blood

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Wilson, P. (2008) Five drops of blood: Murder in the Cat Protection Society. Chatswood, N.S.W. : New Holland Publishers (Australia), 2008. ISBN 978-174-110-652-7

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Five drops of blood examines the events leading to one of the most talked about murders in Australian history. The book details the subsequent trial and imprisonment of palmist and spiritualist Andrew Fitzherbet. No motive, exact time of death or murder weapon were presented as evidence - only DNA samples from five drops of blood. The conviction, based soley on DNA evidence was first in Australia and only the third in the world.

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