Criminal defense lawyers have long counseled their clients that, “unless we can show you have an evil twin,” we are likely to lose. Well, that is precisely the defense in a English case where a twin was falsely arrested for bestiality. Police later concluded that DNA evidence belonged to his twin brother.
The police were investigating the assault and killing of sheep by a man who left clothes strewn around a field. They then discovered that he has a twin brother and the DNA sample could have come from either man. Eventually, they arrested the evil twin.
Unfortunately for the defendant in another English case, Bernann McKinnley cannot claim a twin but appears to be claiming a virtual clone of herself.
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