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Yahoo! ArtsOct 30, 2020
After 50 Years, a Suspect Emerges in a Cold Murder Case
Rosalie Sanz was a teenager in 1969 when she looked out the window of her family's San Diego home on a dark November night and saw two men in suits. She remembers her mother listening quietly to the detectives telling her that her 23-year-old daughter, Mary Scott, had been murdered."It was very brief," Sanz said. "They closed the door, and my mom came and told me that my sister had been killed."The case went cold for half a century.But on Tuesday, the San Diego Police Department announced that with the help of forensic genealogy, a suspect had been identified. On Oct. 24, John Jeffrey Sipos, 75, was arrested in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, in the murder of Scott, the police said. Sipos is being held in the Lehigh County Detention Center awaiting extradition to San Diego, they said.Charges will be filed this week in the "cold case murder," Tanya Sierra, a spokeswoman for the San Diego County District Attorney's Office, said in an email.The case is one of the latest to benefit from advances in DNA and genetic genealogy, which have given new momentum to dormant murder files in the United States, helping investigators track down suspects and families find justice.The first high-profile case to be cracked with genetic genealogy, which relies on identifying DNA collected at a crime scene by searching for the perpetrator's relatives in genealogy databases, was that of Joseph James DeAngelo, also known as the Golden State Killer, who was arrested in Sacramento, California, in 2018.DeAngelo, who pleaded guilty to a series of

Yahoo! TVOct 29, 2020
Judge Judy's New Courtroom Series Lands at Amazon's IMDb TV
"Judge Judy" may be leaving the daytime syndication airwaves after this season, but Judy Sheindlin isn't ready to hang up her robe quite yet.Sheindlin has partnered with Amazon Studios for a new courtroom show she will host that will air on IMDb TV, Amazon's free streaming platform. When Sheindlin announced the end of her longrunning "Judge Judy," she teased she was already working on a follow-up series, "Judy Justice" and would be looking for a streaming distributor.The series, which is now untitled, "will feature no-nonsense, expeditious Judge Sheindlin's signature adjudication style with a new array of cases, litigants and judgments," according to Amazon's description.Also Read: Who Is Primed to Replace 'Judge Judy' on the Syndication Throne?"I'm over the moon to be in business with Amazon Studios and continuing this incredible journey with them on a new platform is so exciting," said Sheindlin. "I used to yell at my husband, Jerry, for all the packages he had ordered from Amazon every day. I have enough mouthwash in the cabinets to keep the entire planet's breath fresh until the next millennium. The doorbell never stops ringing. The dogs don't even bark at the delivery people anymore. After I signed this deal, I apologized to Jerry. Who would have thought that the Sheindlin's and Amazon would be mishpachah?"Sheindlin has hosted "Judge Judy" since 1996, netting a mammoth $47 million salary that put her at the top of Forbes' list of highest-paid TV hosts in 2018. For the last 11 years, "Judge Judy" has led
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