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Australian police use DNA from leech to crack case


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TASMANIA, Australia — If not for a lowly leech, Peter Alec Cannon might not be in the heap of trouble he's in now.

In what Australian officials are calling a first in their country -- and possibly in the world -- police used DNA extracted from a leech that bit Cannon eight years ago to convict him of robbing an elderly woman.

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