Fact or Fiction: A Mostly-True Crime History Podcast

How Fingerprints Convicted Thomas Jennings

August 24, 2021 MaxMin Labs, LLC Season 2 Episode 11
Fact or Fiction: A Mostly-True Crime History Podcast
How Fingerprints Convicted Thomas Jennings
Show Notes

This episode focuses on the tragic murder of railroad clerk Clarence D. Hiller; the man accused of committing the crime, Thomas Jennings; and the advanced forensic technique of fingerprint identification used successfully for the first time in a murder trial in the United States. Please note that, while I've researched this entire story, I have included one fictional element. That element will be revealed at the end of the episode.