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Daily English 974 - Talking About Old Crimes

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Paul: What are you watching?

Della: I’m watching a really good show about cold cases. They take unsolved crimes from decades ago and reconstruct them, trying to solve them once and for all.

Paul: But after all this time, isn’t the trail cold? How do they solve the crimes with no new leads?

Della: They go over the witness testimony and use scientific methods that didn’t exist many years ago.

Paul: Isn’t there a statute of limitations for most crimes?

Della: Yes, but not for murder.

Paul: I really doubt a TV show can solve crimes that the police couldn’t crack. Are any crimes really ever solved on the show?

Della: Yes, of course.

Paul: How? Through crack investigative methods or a keen eye for detail?

Della: Deathbed confessions.

Paul: Ah.

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