News

Cybercrime Detective: Man Googles Methods To Murder Wife

Cybercrime Detective: Man Googles Methods To Murder Wife

Photo: Associated Press, Newsradio WTAX

An investigator testifying at the trial of a former Baptist missionary accused of killing his wife says the Internet search history on the suspect’s computer included queries on various ways to kill someone.

Nathan Leuthold is accused of shooting his 39-year-old wife, Denise, in their Peoria home on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

Leuthold has pleaded not guilty and says he found his wife’s body after a break-in.

Leuthold’s attorney countered Friday’s testimony by saying that the computer was not protected by a password and anyone could have used it to make those searches.

The Peoria Journal Star reports that searches included how to kill a person by electrocution and injection as well as methods of suicide.

The testimony was presented by William Lynn, a Bloomington cybercrime detective.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Phil Rudd pens letter to AC/DC bandmates

Fresh
15-overlay

The former drummer - left out of the band's 2015 tour - has broken his silence for the first since being convicted of drug and threat charges.

in Music

Joni Mitchell’s friend granted emergency conservatorship

jonimitchell

The "Both Sides Now" singer, 71, has been under doctors' care at UCLA Medical Center since she was found unconscious at her L.A. home.

in Entertainment

Have a question about ‘Star Wars?’ Now you can google it

starwars

The search engine has put information from the "Star Wars" universe into its Knowledge Graph, the first time for a fictional universe.