Murder of american engineer ruled suicide

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A judge ruled Monday that an American engineer, Shane Truman Todd,  who was found dead in his apartment in Singapore last year killed himself, rejecting suspicions by the man’s parents that he was murdered because of research into sensitive technology.  Todd’s parents have said they believe he may have been murdered over his research in the U.S. into material used to make heat-resistant semiconductors, a technology with both civilian and military applications.

Todd’s father, Rick, left Singapore with his wife, Mary, in May before the inquest ended, saying they believe the evidence of suicide presented by Singapore’s police was faked. Mary Todd told The Associated Press by telephone from her home state of Montana after the judge’s ruling Monday that “today’s result means nothing to us because we expected it.” Her husband said last week the family no longer trusts Singapore’s legal system.

“It was apparent that the…

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