Real-life Scooby Doo makes history as murder case witness!

September 20th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Sept 20 (ANI): Much like the crime-fighting cartoon character Scooby Doo, a dog, has made history by appearing as a witness in a murder case.

The animal is also named named Scooby.

It is believed that the dog was with his 59-year-old owner when she was found hanging from the ceiling of her Paris flat.

While the police considered it as a suicide case, her family demanded a murder investigation.

In a preliminary hearing, a vet made the pooch to stand into the witness box to see how it reacted to a suspect.

And it is said that the Scooby “barked furiously, reported The Daily Telegraph.

The police wanted to know if there was sufficient evidence to launch a full murder inquiry, and the matter is still waiting a judges decision.

French judge Thomas Cassuto praised the animal for his “exemplary behaviour and invaluable assistance”.

The Nanterre case was confirmed by a spokesman for the Palais de Justice in Paris, which claimed that this was the first time a dog had appeared as a witness in criminal proceedings in France.

The case continues. (ANI)

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