Thursday, December 23, 2010

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

As the old story goes, Union troops shot and killed a man they believed to be John Wilkes Booth...BUT...

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."

The things DNA can tell us, eh? So very cool.

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