Archive | Forensics

In terms of both scope and magnitude, the Hossencofft case ranks as one the most significant forensic cases in New Mexico’s history. Evidence in this investigation includes blood, saliva, human hair, deer hair, cat hair, art sand, feathers and duct tape.

History Channel’s Dead Reckoning to showcase Hossencofft case September *13 & 14

The unusual and massive collection of forensic evidence in the Hossencofft case goes from the microscope to the national spotlight this weekend when The History Channel examines that side of the case in its program Dead Reckoning. The hour-long program will actually focus on the forensic evidence in two Albuquerque cases. In addition to Hossencofft, […]

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Henning’s fate now with jury

(Albuquerque) 415 Roma Northwest is where Linda Henning has lived for three years now. 24-hours a day. Seven days a week. But she is quite likely to leave the Bernalillo County Detention Center within days. The question: Is Henning destined for the even stricter confines of a New Mexico prison or is she about to […]

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The defense rests

Closing arguments scheduled to begin Friday morning (Albuquerque) After calling just two witnesses, the defense rested its case Wednesday in the Linda Henning murder trial. The trial takes a day off Thursday while the attorneys and judge meet to discuss jury instructions and other “housekeeping” matters. Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Friday morning. The […]

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Hossencofft delights in wife’s murder

Claims Henning had nothing to do with it (Albuquerque) With teeth fiercely jutted forward, an intense Diazien Hossencofft told a packed courtroom that he hopes his estranged wife suffered “excruciating pain” when she was murdered in 1999. Hossencofft testified in the Linda Henning murder trial for more than five hours Tuesday. Clearly, he loved taking […]

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Mary Alice Thomas, wearing red, is sworn-in before testifying Thursday. Also pictured, Judge John Brennan, private investigator Dave Pfeffer, defendant Linda Henning and her attorney Gary Mitchell.

Friend details Henning’s alien claims

(Albuquerque) Eight days after Girly Chew Hossencofft disappeared, Linda Henning spoke with her good friend, Mary Alice Thomas, inside Henning’s home. Revealing a sword and an unforgettable tale, Henning explained that she’d recently been “appointed queen of the world” and that she must prepare to use the sword in upcoming battles with other queens. “This […]

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