corpus delecti

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Beside Antipas' Corpus Delecti or body of evidence, which is a coffin of law books struck by the scale of justice, are various head shots of men and women which he named John Doe or Jane Doe.
The crucial point the police had to prove was corpus delecti -- that it was Sheena's body that has been discovered.
Subjects like corpus delecti, stop and arrest, roadblocks, admissibility of field sobriety and chemical tests, and consequences of a refusal to submit to testing are covered at some length.