Update on Ruane
Crawford v. Washington in the Eleventh Circuit

Another Computer Seized in a Blue Collar Case

Prosecutors suspect that Steven Avery, a man who served 18 years in prison for a rape he did not commit, is now suspected of recently murdering someone

Investigators searching for Teresa Halbach found human teeth and charred bone fragments in a burn pit behind Avery's garage, authorities said.


Halbach vanished October 31 after going to the Avery family's auto salvage business in Manitowoc County to photograph a minivan that was for sale. Her relatives later found her sport utility vehicle at the salvage yard.

The most interesting part of the story is this:

Seized Avery's computer, looking on the hard drive for images of sexually explicit material, including pornographic images, bondage, torture and death, that could point to a possible motive.

Apropos this recent post, it's beginning to seem that police will attempt to seize the computer of anyone charged with crime, even if the crime charged has nothing to do with computers.