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Dog DNA database led to murder conviction

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A south Londoner has been sentenced to life in prison after he used a pit-bull cross-breed in a deadly attack on 16-year-old and his friend.

Oluwaseyi Ogunyemi was stabbed six times; his friend, Hurui Hiyabu, nine times. The dog, Tyson, was also injured. A blood trail led to his owner's conviction. Detectives say it was the first time DNA evidence from a dog was used to link an owner to a murder.

The sale of illegal pit-bull puppies is lucrative, and a common problem. The Staffordshire bull-terrier/bull-mastiff is likely to be put down.


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