Dead man loses fingers despite carrying ID
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TIRANA (Reuters) - A dead man's fingers were cut off for identification in Albania even though he was carrying identity papers and his killer confessed.
Police confirmed a media report that shocked the family of the victim, who had returned to Albania to marry his fiancee.
"This action was performed by the investigative team not only to identify the corpse, but also to clarify some doubts about the evidence," the Police Science Institute said on Thursday.
It said the removal of fingers was justified when the body was decomposed.
The man's best friend has confessed to killing him in a dispute about money on October 4. The body was found in a marsh by a shepherd eight days later.
Inept police in the U.S. and the world over.
I can't even think of anything to say besides:
That was just STUPID.