Saturday, December 25, 2010

History stuff: DNA and the Lincoln Assassination...

Did Abe Lincoln's Assassin Escape? DNA May Solve Mystery

Descendants of John Wilkes Booth have agreed to exhume his brother's body for DNA testing in an attempt to determine whether the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln escaped capture and eluded justice, as the family has been told.

"I'm absolutely in favor of exhuming Edwin," Joanne Hulme, a Booth family historian, told The Philadelphia Inquirer. "Let's have the truth and put this thing to rest."

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