"The Internet can tell people practically anything they need to know, and police are using that fact to crack some of the Triangle's highest-profile cases.
Murder charges against Mike Peterson, Robert Petrick, Drew Planten and Brad Cooper were filed, in part, because investigators found evidence on their computer hard drives and e-mail accounts."
"If you've done searches on strangulation and the cause of death in a homicide is strangulation, that's a circumstance that someone is going to look at," Knudson said. "Those sets of circumstances can be really compelling to a jury – that kind of information – because it's difficult for someone to manipulate after the fact."
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