Exhibit A Secrets of Forensic Science Season 1-NewWorld
Release Date : 03/1/2007
Language : English
Size : 170 MB
Source : TV
Video Format : 897 kbps Xvid
Resolution : 512 x 384
FPS : 29.971
Audio Format : MP3
Audio Bitrate : 48000Hz 118 kb/s total
Audio Channels: 2 channels
Site : http://www.kensingtontv.com/web/index.php?id=2
Hosted by Academy Award nominee Graham Greene (Dances With Wolves, The Green
Mile), Exhibit A has garnered eight Gemini nominations and two Gemini awards.
Combining documentary truth with the emotional power of dramatic recreation,
some of the most publicized and virtually unsolvable cases in Canada and the
U.S. are brought to life – unsolvable of course until police investigators join
forces with forensic scientists.
Says series co-creator and co-producer Robert Lang, \\\"Whether stunning confidence
scheme or brutal murder, the true crimes we\\\'ve chosen to depict are every bit as
intriguing as a good murder mystery.\\\"
When this hit crime series launched eight years ago, it pioneered the use of
Mini DV technology. It also featured an innovative style of dramatic recreation
which has since been emulated by many non-fiction programs in Canada and the
For a list of episodes airing on History visit the History Television website.
01 MYSTERY WEAPON On Remembrance Day, in a wealthy suburb, a German matron is found
beaten and brutally murdered. An autopsy reveals that the real cause of death is
that she\\\'s been shot in such a way as to conceal this fact. Firearms expert Sam
Barbetta inspects the bullets and determines that the murder weapon was homemade
- the bullets can\\\'t be traced! With firearms experts stymied, detectives enlist
other experts to turn up a suspect. A forensic biologist deciphers the
bloodstain pattern at the crime scene to determine the nature of the attack. Now
the investigators can zero in on a suspect. When a forensic accountant delves
into the suspect\\\'s financial circumstances, he discovers a possible financial
motive for the murder. But the entire case hinges on finding the homemade gun.
Can investigators and a firearms expert crack the case and pin the brutal crime
on a calculating murderer?
02 THREE LITTLE WORDS An ex-model is found dead by her recent ex-boyfriend, Jeff.
The victim is laid out on the bed fully clothed, her hands folded across her
chest in an \\\"at rest\\\" position. Jeff allegedly gets another shock when he finds
the message \\\"Jeff You’re Next\\\' scrawled in lipstick across the living room
mirror. Investigators discover that Jeff had intended to move out that day. The
question becomes, did this woman commit suicide and write the message to spook
her ex-lover, or is it murder? A forensic document examiner determines that the
handwriting on the mirror does not match the dead woman\\\'s. So did the ex-lover
kill her and write the note to turn suspicion away from himself? Or did a
jealous suitor murder the woman and now have it in for her boyfriend? Detectives
uncover a startling story. But it takes an ingenious ploy and the skills of a
top handwriting expert to close the book on a murderer.
03 TRACE OF PARANOIA Shortly after a young working student moves into a new
apartment, she suspects someone has been visiting when she\\\'s not there. To quell
her suspicions, she places a bottle just inside the door as she leaves for work.
When she returns, the chain is still on the door, but the bottle has been moved.
She gets the shock of a lifetime when a stranger is found dead in her bathtub.
The superintendent is the prime suspect but a stranger was seen outside.
Luckily, a license plate number was written down. Forensic identification
officers examine the murder scene for fingerprints, footprints and other trace
evidence. But will they find enough to crack a haunting murder and thwart a
potential serial killer?
04 SPLINTER OF GUILT Two men are shot and killed in a botched robbery at a local
community centre after catching two thieves in the act. The murders occur in the
boiler room. One of the bullets has pierced a drum of purple air conditioning
fluid and so the floor is a wet, sticky mess of blood and purple fluid. In a
flash of forensic intuition, firearms specialist Finn Nielson picks a sliver of
wood off the floor of the murder scene. Back at the Centre of Forensic Sciences,
he identifies the sliver as a broken piece from the butt end of .300 caliber
savage rifle. Police investigate recent robberies and find out that three guns
have been stolen in the previous week only blocks from the community centre. The
rifle was then sold to another man whom the police arrest. But they now must
find out which of the two thieves actually pulled the trigger. To add to the
confusion, each of the two suspects tells a contradictory tale of what happened.
A forensic biologist analyzes the blood on the clothing of the two suspects\\\'
clothing to determine who will pay the price for this tragic crime.
05 BAD BLOOD Dr. Cheryl Wagner treats her first ever female patient with AIDS. Only
days later she treats a second woman with the same affliction...then, a third.
Incredibly, all are infected by the same man. At Dr. Wagner\\\'s insistence, public
health officials issue a restraining order, forbidding the man from having sex.
He then infects another woman. The doctor, frantic and furious, insists that it
is now a matter for the criminal authorities. Amazingly, no law exists in Canada
to punish a person who knowingly transmits a sexually transmitted disease. The
crown has to prove that the accused was the only source of the infection, nearly
impossible in a society of sexually active adults with multiple partners. Enter
Michael Montpetit, a young Canadian biologist in Ottawa. His task is to be the
first scientist to match DNA in each of the women\\\'s AIDS virus to the same in
06 THE CASE OF THE SHOE It happened on a native reserve in Southern Ontario. That\\\'s
where two masked men broke into a house in the middle of the night. Living there
were a husband and wife who owned a profitable gas station/restaurant. When
their demands for money aren\\\'t complied to quickly enough, the masked men open
fire, grab the money and flee. By the time ambulance crews take the man to
hospital, the crime scene is so trampled and smudged that the only
uncontaminated clue is a sneaker print in the snow. Jim Eadie, an OPP forensic
identification officer and a leading expert on footprints, makes a plaster mold
of the sneaker print in the snow. But with running shoes such a popular choice
and with the overwhelming number of brands on the market, can the expert
pinpoint this particular print in a \\\"haystack\\\" of running shoes? With the help
of a forensic biologist and a firearms expert, see how police are able to stop
the killers cold in their tracks.
07 SEX FIEND When women are being drugged and sexually assaulted, a forensic
toxicologist wrestles with his own integrity to nail the disgusting culprit.
08 THE FRANKENSTEIN OF SLEEP A man drives 20 minutes along a super-highway and then
murders his mother-in-law, allegedly while sleepwalking. Can a sleep expert
determine if this is a bogus defense?
09 BONE OF CONTENTION When a leg bone washes ashore, a forensic pathologist holds
the key to the five W\\\'s (who, what, where, when and why) of the mystery.
10 SCHEMES AND DREAMS Experts from documents and chemistry become the arbitrators
on whether a cheque and a lottery ticket are genuine of forgeries.
11 THE CHEERLEADER MURDER When a vivacious cheerleader is murdered and sexually
assaulted, DNA profiling helps investigators exonerate the innocent and convict
the guilty in a 13-year-old case.
12 THE ACCIDENT Just as a woman is about to be cremated after a traffic fatality, a
blood spatter analysis is needed to determine if it really was an accident.
13 A DARK CRIME When a Montreal co-ed is murdered, and no suspect is found, a
criminal profiler sheds new light on a dark crime.
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