Brings a Serial Killer to Justice
Brain Fingerprinting has been used successfully in solving real-life crimes. J.B. Grinder, the prime suspect in the murder of Julie Helton, eluded justice for more than 15 years.
For 15 years, James B. Grinder was the primary suspect in the brutal murder case of Julie Helton, but there had never been enough evidence to bring him to trial. Miss Helton was reported missing in Macon, MO in January 1984. Three days later her body was found near the railroad tracks in Macon. She had been raped, brutally beaten and stabbed in the neck.
During the 15 years after the murder, Grinder had given several different, contradictory accounts of the crime. Some accounts involved his participation and some did not. Some involved participation by several other individuals. Grinder's accounts contradicted both the physical evidence and the statements of an alleged witness.
After spending over 10,000 man-hours investigating the case, Macon County, Missouri, USA Sheriff Robert Dawson requested the use of Brain Fingerprinting testing to determine scientifically whether or not Grinder was the perpetrator of the crime.
Computer analysis of the Brain Fingerprinting test found, with a statistical confidence level of 99.9%, that the specific details of the crime were recorded in Grinder’s brain as “information present”, which means that record stored in Grinder’s brain matched the details of Julie Helton's murder.
Result: Brain Fingerprinting Testing Traps Serial Killer in Missouri, USA
Following the test results, Grinder faced an almost certain conviction and probable death sentence. Grinder pled guilty to the rape and murder of Julie Helton in exchange for a life sentence without parole. He is currently serving that sentence. In addition, Grinder confessed to the murders of three other young women.
Even after 15 years since the murder, Brain Fingerprinting technology successfully identified Grinder as the rapist and murderer of Julie Helton in Macon County, Missouri.
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Ruled Admissable in Court
In 1977, at the age of 17, Terry Harrington was arrested for murder. He was convicted and spent over half of his life in prison. Twenty-two years after his conviction, Dr. Lawrence Farwell used Brain Fingerprinting testing to show with a 99.9% statistical confidence level that the record stored in Harrington's brain does not match the crime scene and does match his alibi. The testing showed that significant details of the crime are not stored in his brain. On February 26, 2003 the Iowa Supreme Court reversed his murder conviction and ordered a new trial. In October 2003, the State of Iowa elected not to re-try Mr. Harrington and released him from prison.
In the Brain Fingerprinting tests, Harrington's brain did not emit a MERMER in response to critical details of the murder, details he would have known if he had committed the crime, indicating that this information was not stored in his brain. In a second Brain Fingerprinting test, one that included details about Harrington’s alibi, Harrington's brain did respond with a MERMER, indicating that his brain recognized these events. The details used in the second test were facts about the alibi that Dr. Farwell obtained from official court records and alibi witnesses.
"It is clear that Harrington's brain does not contain critical details about the crime," said Dr. Farwell. "His brain does, however, contain critical details about the events that actually took place that night. We can conclude scientifically that the record of the night of the crime stored in Harrington’s brain does not match the crime scene, and does match the alibi.”
The science of Brain Fingerprinting worked to exonerate Terry and can now be used to increase public safety across all areas of crime.