March 2022

Investigating the Crime of Murder


Two fascinating murder investigations that took place nearly 90 years apart reflect both similarities and differences in the approaches taken by law enforcement and the judicial system.


Panelists
Matthew McGough

Matthew McGough is the author of "The Lazarus Files: A Cold Case Investigation," a book about the 1986 murder of Tucson native Sherri Rasmussen by an LAPD officer. Formerly a writer for NBC’s Law & Order, McGough lives in Los Angeles....

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Cara Robertson

Cara Robertson began researching the Borden case as a Harvard undergraduate in 1990. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and a juris doctorate degree from Stanford Law School. She clerked at the Supreme Court of the United States, served as a legal adviser to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague and has written for various publications....

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