After 18 years in jail, Jeremy Kent obtains a retrial for the brutal murder of lonely old Thomas Harrott during a robberies spree. It was Catherine's first unsupervised case and far from up to since much stricter evidence rules. While she and captain Brass just race to uphold the conviction, Nicks spearheads the unbiased search for the truth. After the murder weapon, a hammer, is finally found, and the emergency services' recording expertly analyzed, the plot proves more complicated then anyone anticipated, with major consequences for more people then Kent. Written by
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After finding the hammer, they say that the tree grew around it and preserved the prints. However, this process would have taken months or years to occur. Until the hammer was encased by the tree it was exposed to bacteria, insects and all kinds of weather. This would have destroyed almost all traces of the fingerprints and made any kind of print match impossible. It would have also degraded any DNA in the blood and made any genetic match to the victim or suspect(s) impossible. See more