Geek tech finds evidence for conviction

Massachusetts authorities say thermal imaging technology has for the first time helped a jury convict someone of a crime in the state.

Prosecutors say Jose Rodriguez of Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood was convicted on Monday of illegal possession of a loaded gun and sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail.

Authorities say the 25-year-old Rodriguez was seen throwing something into the snow last January as police chased him for questioning. He was apprehended, and police retracing his steps used a thermal imaging camera to find a gun in the snow.

The 9 mm handgun showed up lighter than its surroundings because it retained the body heat of the person who had been carrying it.

Rodriguez and his lawyer had no comment. Har!

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