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Cancer-Sniffing Dogs?; Identity of Frozen World War II Airman Discovered

Aired February 6, 2006 - 20:00   ET


PAULA ZAHN, CNN ANCHOR: And good evening, everyone. Really appreciate your joining us.
Tonight, the very latest on two startling crime stories now making headlines.


ZAHN: "Outside the law" -- could anyone have predicted this man would become a killer? Tonight, a nationwide manhunt and a dramatic shoot-out.

Plus, murder in Massachusetts -- why is the man who lost his wife and child still in the English countryside? The latest in the Entwistle murder mystery.

The "Eye Opener" -- who would install dozens of hidden cameras in this apartment complex?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Bingo. There is one there.

ZAHN: Outraged women whose most intimate moments were captured on tape.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I want him to pay for what he did.

ZAHN: And the search for others who don't even know they were victims.

And "Vital Signs" -- the K-9 life savers. Do dogs really have an amazing ability to sniff out disease?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Dogs can find cancer. I'm living proof.

ZAHN: Could a wet nose save your life some day?


ZAHN: And welcome back.

We start with tonight's "Vital Signs."

One of the most intriguing new weapons in the fight against cancer could be curled up at your feet right now. Would you believe the family dog? Well, we already know that a dog's nose can tracks scents that no human can possibly smell. But could that same cute wet nose actually sniff out the early warning signs of cancer?

Medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen has been looking into a new study that is truly amazing.

Here's tonight's "Vital Signs."


ELIZABETH COHEN, CNN MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): We live with them...


COHEN: ... play with them, and rely on them. But a new study is making extraordinary claims that just may change the way you think about your four-legged friend and that curious wet nose.

That's because dogs could be the newest weapon in the war against cancer. Researchers in California say they trained five dogs to smell the disease on a person's breath, with an amazing degree of accuracy, 99 percent of the time with lung cancer, 88 percent of the time with breast cancer, results that are raising hopes, creating international headlines, and making stars out of the dogs involved in the study.

Michael McCulloch was leader researcher.

(on camera): Were you surprised by how accurate the dogs were?

MICHAEL MCCULLOCH, RESEARCH DIRECTOR, PINE STREET FOUNDATION: We were very surprised by how accurate they were. The dogs were spot on. They were identifying who had cancer, and they were also saying who didn't.

COHEN (voice-over): Dogs diagnosing cancer? Sure, it sounds crazy, but is it that farfetched? Dogs' sense of smell is legendary, so strong, so reliable, that we count on it to sniff out bombs, detect drugs, and find the missing and deceased, when no human can.

So, researchers like McCulloch say it's entirely possible that, sometimes, dogs know our bodies better than we do.

MCCULLOCH: Because a dog may be telling the person something about them that they don't know yet.

COHEN: This is Kobe (ph), a walking, wagging, tumor detective, and one of five dogs McCulloch and his team trained to sniff out cancer. How did they do it?

We asked McCulloch and his team to stage a sample test, so we could see for ourselves. It starts with five people, four healthy and one with cancer, exhaling into plastic tubes like these.

Inside the tubes, fibers capture microscopic particles from their breath. The tubes are then placed in bowls one yard apart from each other, while dog and handler wait outside. The rest is up to Kobe (ph). UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Let's go to work. Let's go to work.

COHEN: Time after time after time, six times out of six attempts, Kobe (ph) gets it right, sitting at the cancer sample to mark his discovery.

(on camera): These rates are actually higher than mammograms, higher than Pap smears.

MCCULLOCH: Well, the results were just so high, we were just astounded.

MARIA FRIANEZA, OWNER OF TEST DOG: What do you smell, Kobe (ph)? What do you smell?

COHEN (voice-over): Kobe's owner, Maria, was equally impressed.

(on camera): Does it give you a new appreciation for a dog's powers?

FRIANEZA: Oh, definitely, definitely. You always hear that dogs have this amazing sense of smell, but you just never realize how amazing it is, until tests like these are done.

COHEN (voice-over): And with 20 to 40 times as many smell receptors in their noses as we have, some researchers believe that a dog's sense of smell may be 10,000 to 100,000 times stronger than ours.

(on camera): Could any household dog be trained to do this?

MCCULLOCH: I believe almost any dog has the hardware, the nose and the brain, to be able to smell things accurately.


MCCULLOCH: What really makes the difference is the willingness of the dog to learn and to work together with people.


COHEN (voice-over): No one knows exactly what the dogs are smelling when they stop at a cancer sample, but experts say it probably has something to do with tiny biochemical markers emitted by cancer cells. But some wonder, 88 percent accuracy, 99 percent accuracy? Those numbers are almost unheard of in medicine.


COHEN: One renowned dog trainer said he seriously questions the findings.

MYERS: I'm excited about the findings, but cautiously optimistic at best -- a little skeptical at this point. COHEN: Larry Myers, a veterinarian and professor at Auburn University, has been training detection dogs for 25 years. He says it takes 13 weeks to train dogs to sniff out, and doubts any dog could be trained to detect cancer in just three weeks, a claim the study makes.

MYERS: Three weeks is awfully fast. It's not like pushing a button and seeing that it works or doesn't. Dogs require training. Dogs require maintenance. They're not the panacea. They're just one part of the took kit in trying to find things.

COHEN: A respected cancer researcher says he, too, is skeptical. Donald Berry, the head of biostatistics at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, has authored more than 200 articles on cancer. He also reviewed McCulloch's study.

DR. DONALD BERRY, HEAD OF BIOSTATISTICS, M.D. ANDERSON CANCER CENTER: It may be true. I would be astounded if it were true. It's not impossible. It's just quite unlikely.

COHEN: But wait. Is this just Western establishment medicine looking down their noses at a study done by a small alternative medicine clinic?


COHEN: That's what Nancy Best thinks.

BEST: That I'm sitting here alive today to tell you that, if it weren't for Mia (ph), I would be gone.

Mia (ph), good girl.

COHEN: Mia (ph) is Nancy's dog, an untrained yellow Lab who she says sniffed and sniffed at Nancy's right breast, until she finally paid attention.

BEST: Mia (ph) came running in, and jumped up on my lap, and dove with her nose into my chest. And that's when I found the lump, because I hurt when she pressed her nose there.

COHEN: Sure enough, a lab confirmed Nancy had cancer, stage-two carcinoma in the exact spot where Mia (ph) had sniffed. Nancy needed surgery and chemotherapy.

(on camera): That must have blown your mind, when you...

BEST: That blew my mind away when the diagnose came back positive. And, then, I -- it really hit me, that this was what she had been trying to tell me all along, was that I had cancer. And I just wasn't listening.

COHEN (voice-over): That was six years ago. Today, Nancy is cancer free, she says, because of the early detection.

(on camera): Did Mia (ph) save your life?

BEST: Yes, she did. I know she did.

COHEN (voice-over): Researchers admit, there's a lot of more work to be done. But if dogs can actually sniff out cancer before it spreads, it would certainly give new meaning to the term man's best friend.

Elizabeth Cohen, CNN, San Anselmo, California.


ZAHN: And if this report has you wondering if every doctor's office will have a dog on duty some day, probably not. But researchers say all this could lead to a Breathalyzer-type test for cancer some day.

Coming up, we are going to shift our focus quite a bit. What was a killer thinking? We are going to take you inside his bizarre final days, from the note he left behind to the trail that ended in blood.

Also, we have the answer to a mystery that has been unsolved since World War II -- who is the airman whose frozen body was discovered more than 50 years after his plane went down?

And, a little bit later on, secret pictures to back up some shocking allegations -- who was watching people in their bathrooms and bedrooms with hidden cameras? How many were secretly taped?

First, though, our countdown to the top 10 most popular stories on More than 20 million of you logged on to our Web site today.

Coming in at number 10, the global manhunt on tonight for the al Qaeda operative investigators say plotted the attack on the USS Cole back in 2000. He escaped from a prison in Yemen last week.

And, at number nine, the story we just brought you, the extraordinary new study that shows dogs may be able to detect cancer.

Stick around -- numbers seven and eight straight ahead.

We will be right back.


ZAHN: Tonight, we have a rare look inside the dark existence of a suspected killer. We're learning much more about Jacob Robida, the teenager suspected in a bloody rampage in a gay bar in Massachusetts last week.

The nationwide manhunt for him ended this weekend in a bloody shoot-out with politics in Arkansas. Robida died of his wounds in a hospital yesterday. So, what is it that we know about him tonight? Could anyone have seen such violence coming?

One chilling detail we do know tonight is that Robida left a note. Allan Chernoff has been digging into the story all day long, and literally has just filed tonight's "Outside the Law."


ALLAN CHERNOFF, CNN SENIOR CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Along this Arkansas country road, Jacob Robida's deadly rampage came to an end. The 18-year-old from New Bedford, Massachusetts, was fatally wounded in a gun battle with police, after killing his female companion and a police officer.

For the three days Robida was on the run, investigators feared, this was the kind of deadly scenario he may have had in mind. But, after Robida's death, that was the last thing his stepfather wanted to talk about.

DAVID ROBIDA, STEPFATHER OF JACOB ROBIDA: I loved Jacob, OK? I raised him as a little boy.

CHERNOFF: But there may been indications all along of trouble to come.

Robida lived in an apartment here with his mother. He was a 14- year-old student at New Bedford High when older students were caught planning a Columbine-style attack on the school. Though not involved, later, Robida himself was in trouble. He was caught bringing neo-Nazi literature to school, and was eventually expelled.

SCOTT LANG, MAYOR OF NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS: My understanding is -- is that he was not able to continue at New Bedford High School because of his behavior and attitude.

CHERNOFF: He lasted only three months at another high school, before dropping out.

At Dillon's Restaurant, down the block from Robida's home, they said he would occasionally take food out, but never sit down to chat.

MICHAEL DROLETT, CHEF, DILLON'S RESTAURANT: I noticed him wearing that long black trench coat, you know what I mean? And he looked a little funny to me.

CHERNOFF: Robida found connections on the Internet. His Web site on says his murder weapon of choice is a hatchet. Robida asked, "Are you a Juggalo?" Those are fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, whose songs have violent overtones. Robida's room at home was a den of hatred.

LAURA DECOSTA, NEIGHBOR OF JACOB ROBIDA: But all swastikas on his wall and all in -- of that, you know? And he belongs -- he said -- he's very -- he belongs to that clique there, you know? He doesn't -- he doesn't like anybody.

CHERNOFF (on camera): Last Wednesday night, something snapped in Robida's mind. He walked into Puzzles and asked if it was a gay bar. The bartender said yes. Robida had a few drinks, watched a game of pool, and then took out a hatchet and began attacking a patron and shooting others. Three men were seriously wounded. Robida fled.

(voice-over): A friend of his warned, there could be more trouble as Robida was on the run.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He does have anger problems. So, when they do catch him, he's not going to -- you know, he's not just going to go, OK, cuff me. Take me to jail.

That's not him. He's going to go out with a fight. I know Jake (ph) well enough that he's not going to go down easy.

CHERNOFF: Robida drove to West Virginia, where he picked up a 33-year-old woman authorities say he had met on the Internet and with whom he had briefly lived. They drove to Arkansas, where a 63-year- old officer pulled Robida over for a traffic violation. Robida allegedly shot and killed the officer. A 16-mile car chase followed, and, then, a final shoot-out.

PAUL WALSH, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, BRISTOL COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS: He shot and killed the woman who was seated next to him in the car that he had taken from New Bedford. At that point, police officers opened fire, striking him, we believe, again, twice in the head.

CHERNOFF (on camera): It all seemed to fulfill a prophecy in a note he had left his mother, which the DA paraphrased as saying, "If I have to go, I will go out with a blaze."

Allan Chernoff, CNN, New Bedford, Massachusetts.


ZAHN: And there's this: Law enforcement authorities in New Bedford are analyzing Robida's computer. They're trying to find out if he had any accomplices and whether he might have gone to Arkansas to seek refuge.

Now on to the mystery that is making headlines around the world, the murder of a mother and her 9-month-old baby. Rachel Entwistle and her baby were found shot to death in their home near Plymouth, Massachusetts, about two weeks ago.

Her husband, while not officially a suspect, but called a person of interest, flew back home to England around the time of the murders. Well, now Neil Entwistle is, for all intents and purposes, a prisoner in his parents' home.

Paula Newton joins me now with the very latest on this case from Entwistle's hometown of Worksop, England.

So, Paula, what has Neil Entwistle been up to since he arrived in England?

PAULA NEWTON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, not much of anything, Paula.

If he was looking for any kind of comfort here, he has found very, very little. The media has literally been camped out, outside here, now for almost two weeks, since he came here. And he has refused -- absolutely refused -- to say anything, to make any kind of statement, even through his lawyers.

And, really, you know, days -- you know, the sun sets, the sun rises, and he and his parents are still holed at the -- at their home, behind here. You know, this weekend, they stocked up on groceries, and they look like they're going to be hunkered down here for some time -- Paula.

ZAHN: We understand the police have visited the family. Have we learned anything more about what has transpired once they have gone inside?

NEWTON: We have spoken to the local police. They were in here for about an -- one constable was is in here for about an hour today. They say they are not investigating this, and they don't have any jurisdiction.

They say they're here simply to offer them support, to check in on them. But they -- the police also did tell us that, while they did speak with the three of them, that they, again, do not want to make any kind of public statement at this time. And police say they will just continue to check on them.

ZAHN: You have been camped outside the home as so many of these questions have been raised. You have spent a lot of time with folks in this small town, where Neil Entwistle comes from. What are they saying about this case?

NEWTON: This is a -- you know, an -- an industrial town. It used to be a mining town. Neil Entwistle's father was a miner here. He's a city councilor. The family's roots run deep in this community.

But I have to say that, people here, while reluctant to speak -- and they're very protective of the Entwistle family -- at the same time, they express surprise. They're wondering, what is this all about? And why is he here? Why was he not with his family during the funeral? And why hasn't he gone back?

They all think it's very strange. And they know, for sure, they haven't heard the end of this story. I -- I think, though, that there is that kind of protective nature in this community. And -- and the Entwistles are getting a lot of support.

You know, Paula, we have been out here for a while. And all -- really, the only action we have seen is from Neil's mother, Yvonne, who comes to the window once in a while. She seems to linger through her bedroom window. She just did it a few moments ago.

She looks utterly drained, very, very sad. And I think, at this point, this family will not be able to lead any kind of a normal life until there's some type -- type of a break in this case in Massachusetts. And that's what this family is waiting for. He does not need to present himself to police, and, as you said, he, right now, is not an official suspect -- Paula. ZAHN: Paula Newton, thanks so much for the update. Appreciate it.

Now, as I mentioned, Neil Entwistle is not being called a suspect in this case, just a person of interest. But is there anything to be learned from his behavior since the killings?

Let's turn to former FBI profiler Candice DeLong.

Candice, always good to see you.


ZAHN: What do you think investigators need to solve this case right now?

DELONG: Well, either a -- at least one, or more, pieces of hard evidence -- in the absence of that, circumstantial evidence, and quite a bit of it. As we know, someone can be convicted on circumstantial evidence, if there is enough of it.

ZAHN: So, if -- if you were investigating this case right now, is that what you would say the case is going to rest on? Because there doesn't seem to be any hard evidence at this hour.

DELONG: Well, we -- of course, we don't know what they have found in par -- in particular, as it relates to the gun.

They may have something. We don't know. But if I were involved in this investigation, one of the things that would pique my interest the most is a report that, if it's true, the family vehicle, which there was only one, a rented vehicle, was found at the airport. And Neil left on a plane. I believe it was Saturday morning at 8:30 in the morning. And he would have had to be -- to be there at -- at 6:30.

It was the only family vehicle. Now, his wife lived in a suburb. You can't step out your door and hail a cab or step on a bus. And she had a baby. How was she expected to -- to go through her daily life -- her things that she needed to do, her activities of daily living...

ZAHN: All right.

DELONG: ... shopping...

ZAHN: But -- but that could make him look like an ogre, not a killer, Candice.

DELONG: Right. Like I said, this is -- these are just pieces to the puzzle.

That, in and of itself, is certainly not enough for an arrest warrant. But it certainly doesn't look good for him, especially when you combine it with all of the other things, such as no statement and no presence on the scene...

ZAHN: Now...

DELONG: ... since she has been found dead.

ZAHN: ... are those the two things that are also piquing your interest at this hour?

DELONG: No, there's another thing that piques my interest, strictly from a profiling standpoint. It's nothing that could be put in a warrant.

And it's the fact that mom was shot in the head. That's a kill shot. But that cute little baby was shot, not in the head, but the stomach. Paula, our face is our essence, our personality, our -- what we are. And whoever the killer was, he couldn't bring himself to put the gun to that little girl's head and pull the trigger, as he seemed to have been able to do for the mother.

That tends to put me in the direction that the killer probably knew both of them and just couldn't bring himself to destroy that beautiful little child in the face.

ZAHN: Candice DeLong, thank you for your insights tonight.

Just a reminder to our audience, once again, that Neil Entwistle, at this hour, is being called just a person of interest in this case.

In just a minute, a mystery that has gone unsolved for more than a half-century -- whose body was in the wreckage of a plane that vanished during World War II?

Also, a shocking case -- police need your help. Who rented homes that turned out to have hidden cameras in the bedroom and bathrooms, someone watching the most intimate moment of their lives?

Right now, though, we move on to number eight in our countdown of the 10 most popular stories on

Closing arguments in the trial of a teenager charged with murdering his family on the ranch of ABC newsman Sam Donaldson back in the year 2004.

Number seven, Zacarias Moussaoui, the admitted conspirator in the 9/11 terror attacks, was thrown out of court four times today for outbursts during jury selection in his sentencing trial.

Stay right there for number five and number six on our countdown. They're coming up.


ZAHN: And, tonight, we finally have the solution to a 64-year- old mystery. Back in the fall, we told you about the discovery of the body of a World War II airman buried in the snow in the California mountains.

Well, since then, authorities have been working to identify him. And now they finally have.

Here's Thelma Gutierrez.


THELMA GUTIERREZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): He was just 18, a senior in the class of 1938 at Brainerd High School in Minnesota. The son of Finish immigrants, Leo Mustonen had big dreams of becoming an engineer. So, he enlisted in the Army.

MARJORIE FREEMAN, FAMILY FRIEND OF THE MUSTONENS: Mr. and Mrs. Mustonen were so proud of that, and, you know, happy to think that, well, he was going to really make something of himself.

GUTIERREZ: Mustonen's sister-in-law, Louella, says Leo was a devoted uncle to her daughter, Ona Lea.



UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He walked around carrying her around.

L. MUSTONEN: He carried her around every place he went.

GUTIERREZ: For four years, Leo trained to become a navigator with the Army Air Corps.

By then, World War II was raging. One the morning of November 18, 1942, when Leo Mustonen was 22, he and four others boarded a routine training flight over the treacherous Sierra Nevada Mountains. Their plane disappeared. The news was devastating for all the families.

Louella says Leo's mother never got over her grief.

L. MUSTONEN: She cried ever day. She waited for months. But there was nothing coming.

GUTIERREZ: Nothing, until this stunning discovery last October. Here, entombed in a grave of ice and granite, nearly 14,000 feet high, in the Sierra Nevada, climbers found this frozen Army airman, still wearing his uniform and unopened silk parachute.

For 63 years, this cadet had remained in his icy grave. It would take the nation's top forensic scientists four months to figure out which of the four missing men was the unidentified iceman.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You (INAUDIBLE) having a brother missing in action. And we are doing a DNA testing.

GUTIERREZ: Blood samples were collected from surviving family members. After several weeks, the DNA results were in.

ONA LEA MUSTONEN, NIECE OF LEO MUSTONEN: Would it be inappropriate to ask if it is my uncle?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The preliminary is that it -- it is your uncle.



O. MUSTONEN: Thank you. Wow. OK. That's really great.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And if there's -- if there's anything else, (INAUDIBLE) You have my number.

O. MUSTONEN: OK. Thanks, Captain. OK. Bye-bye.

I didn't think that would happen. It is him.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It is him? Oh, my gosh.


GUTIERREZ: That call from the Defense Department was literally a once-in-a-lifetime moment for Ona Lea and Leane Mustonen. It turns out, the young man who had spent 63 years in ice at the bottom of a glacier was, in fact, their uncle, Leo Mustonen.

LEANE MUSTONEN ROSS, NIECE OF LEO MUSTONEN: We really hadn't had a reason to talk about him before.


MUSTONEN ROSS: No. It was -- they were someone who was long gone. And -- and now they're part of...


MUSTONEN ROSS: He's back. He's part of our family, really, now for the first time.


MUSTONEN ROSS: So, that's what is exciting.

O. MUSTONEN: It's filling a pain and just bringing it all together. Just to know how somebody died or what happened to them, it stops the question mark.

GUTIERREZ: So after more than six decades, the body of Leo Mustonen finally begins the journey home to Brainerd, Minnesota, to be buried next to his parents, laid to rest along with the mystery of the frozen airman.

Thelma Gutierrez, CNN.

(END VIDEOTAPE) ZAHN: And in the next few days, authorities will return Leo's remains to his family, as well as some of the personal belongings he's had with him when his plane went down, a fountain pen, 51 cents in change, and a black plastic comb.

Moving on now, some people may have been victims of an absolutely outrageous crime and may not even have known it. Coming up, were they being watched by hidden cameras in their own bathrooms and bedrooms at the most intimate times?

And this is what a woman looked like before she needed a face transplant. Does she look at all like this today? We'll see in just a bit.

Now on to number six on our countdown of the top 10 stories on

In Cuba tonight, the communist government staged a huge anti-U.S. rally in front of the American mission in Havana.

No. 5: The children of Coretta Scott King joined thousands of mourners at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Her funeral will be held tomorrow. We'll be covering it live.

Stay with us. We'll have number four in our countdown right after this.


ZAHN: Coming up in this half-hour , the woman who got the world's first partial face transplant goes public for the first time. So what does she look now after all of that surgery?

And remember this guy? He plays dead for a living. You're going to see his fondest wish come true a little bit later on in this show.

Now here's a story that may shake your faith in the security and privacy of your own home. In Florida, investigators are now saying a landlord planted hidden cameras inside his tenants' homes and captured the most intimate moments on tape. But on top of that outrage, even if the voyeur is ultimately convicted he'll never have to go to jail for it.

Here's Susan Candiotti with tonight's "Eye Opener."


SUSAN CANDIOTTI, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice over): It's the one room in the house where you expect to be left alone.

CHRISTINA STANDRIDGE, VICTIM OF VIDEO VOYEUR: I don't know how to explain how I feel.

CANDIOTTI: Christina Standridge is talking about her bathroom. That's her walking into her bathroom at home, unaware she's being watched and recorded. STANDRIDGE: It's just -- it's an aching feeling.

CANDIOTTI: An aching feeling?

STANDRIDGE: Yes, ma'am.

CANDIOTTI: Christina is among about two dozen women and at least two children who police say were secretly photographed in a most intimate setting, using the toilet, the sink, and taking showers.

These video excerpts were cleared for public release by the police. They're asking for help to identify victims.

DET. AARON WILSON, PARKER POLICE DEPT.: I'm appalled by it. These people, they're in there in their own private areas. They've been violated, and they could have been violated for years and years.

CANDIOTTI: The alleged creepy cameraman his Christina's landlord, 62-year-old boat captain Judd McDevitt (ph).

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Bingo, there is one there.

CANDIOTTI: Law enforcement authorities say he planted cameras and wired the bathrooms and bedrooms of his tenants' townhomes in Parker, Florida.

WILSON: He would edit the tapes and -- made of running videotape of the different females cutting out in the daytime.

CANDIOTTI: Police say McDevitt's (ph) system was intricate. Monitors and recorders were set up inside a storage shed behind the townhouses, and wires were buried from the shed to the house, then up the outside wall and fed inside two hidden cameras.

A male tenant uncovered the scheme when he noticed a spike in his electric bill. Police say he saw the wires running into the shed, opened it up, and saw a TV monitoring a bathroom.

Neighbors are beside themselves.

JEAN SEBRING, NEIGHBOR: I'm looking around thinking, you know, could he possibly tape me?

CANDIOTTI: At McDevitt's (ph) home, authorities seized five computers and hard drives. State investigators are analyzing them for evidence the videos might have been on the Internet, which could mean more serious felony charges.

(on camera): Besides seizing computers, police say they also grabbed videotapes found inside McDevitt's (ph) home of him allegedly involved in sex acts apparently caught on more hidden cameras that were discovered in his bedrooms in a covered pool area, in a trailer and pointed at a hot tub.

(voice over): McDevitt's (ph) attorney has not returned CNN's calls. Christina, a mother to four children, says she's now learned to look for hidden lenses.

STANDRIDGE: When we got this -- our new House, I looked for holes all through the house before I moved anything in.

CANDIOTTI: She hopes other women who recognize themselves come forward as she did.

STANDRIDGE: I don't want him to walk free from this. I want people to know that -- what kind of a person he is. If -- I just -- I want him -- I want him to pay for what he did.

CANDIOTTI: For now, the charges against McDevitt (ph) are misdemeanors.

WILSON: It's legislation that we feel needs to be changed. But at this time, the covert videotaping of somebody is only a misdemeanor.

CANDIOTTI: If Judd McDevitt (ph) is convicted, the most severe penalty he could face is a fine and up to two years in jail.

Susan Candiotti, CNN, Parker, Florida.


ZAHN: And we'll continue to follow this investigation as it progresses.

Still to come tonight, most people wouldn't be too eager to go near a body bag, let alone get into one. So what the heck is going on with this guy?

But next, for the first time, the woman who received the world's first face transplant actually faced the cameras. What is her life like now?

First, though, here's number four in our countdown of the 10 -- well, that would be top 10 most popular stories on It is our stop story as well, the shootout that killed the 18-year-old suspect in last week's bloody attack at a gay bar in Massachusetts.

We will have number three in our countdown right after this.


ZAHN: If you happened to be watching TV earlier today, you caught an absolutely amazing sight. Today, the woman who received the first face transplant in history showed the whole world what she looks like. We've also obtained some pictures of how she looked before she was disfigured by her dog.

What her doctors I think you'll realize have done is absolutely amazing. And here's Jim Bittermann from France with more.


JIM BITTERMANN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice over): This is the face many around the world were waiting to see, the first transplanted face. A woman who once looked like this before being mauled by her dog now looks like this, not anything like the donor because she has different bone structure.

It was the awful wounds inflicted by Isabelle Dinoire's pet Labrador that brought her to this point. She told newsmen she had taken pills to help her sleep and help her forget a terrible week. But her nightmare began when she awoke from her drug-induced stupor to find the dog had chewed off most of her nose, lips and chin. Doctors believe it was to get her attention.

For six months, she said she could barely eat or speak and was ashamed to be seen in public without her surgical mask. Doctors decided reconstructive surgery was not enough. She needed a new lower face.

And so at the end of November, when the face of a donor became available, they did not hesitate to operate.

Fifteen hours later, she became one of the most famous patients in medical history. And just a week later, she was eating and speaking.

ISABELLE DINOIRE, TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT (through translator): I can open my mouth and I can eat. And I can feel my lips and my nose.

BITTERMANN: There were some complications, some tissue rejection that was treated by graphs. But doctors say she is progressing better than expected.

Gradually, her doctors say, MRI scans show Isabelle Dinoire's brain is taking control over her new face. But what makes the transplant of a face so unique is the role the face plays in communicating emotion. Her surgeon told CNN recovering that ability to express her emotions will be the true sign she has recovered completely.

DR. BERNARD DEVAUCHELLE, SURGEON: And the question is, creative movement is a good thing, but the difference between the movement and expressivity (ph).

BITTERMANN (on camera): The doctors and their patients say that they hope the success of her operation holds out hope to others who might need similar surgery. Already, teams in the United States, Great Britain and elsewhere are planning for face transplants, and the teams here have applied to the health ministry for permission to do five more.

(voice over): As for Isabelle Dinoire, she wants to get back to a normal life and away from the media attention. But not entirely. As she drove off in a nondescript van, her doctor told CNN she has a film deal in the works and will sit down this evening with a French philosopher who is pondering what it's like living behind another person's face.

Jim Bittermann, CNN, Amiens, France.


ZAHN: And we're told that Dinoire intends to live with her daughter. She's also promising to give up smoking, which has kind of ticked off her doctors because they think that that will compromise her recovery and possibly make it harder for this whole procedure to have worked.

Coming up, a guy gets what he has always wanted. It's a chance at stardom in a role that was frankly in the bag. You've got to actually hear this guy's story to believe it.

Jeanne Moos is going to show it all to us.

And at the top of the hour, a "LARRY KING LIVE" exclusive. What went through a lawyer's mind while he was held hostage by an angry former client?

But first, here is number three in our countdown.

Vermont Congressman Bernie Sanders recovering tonight after collapsing at a funeral of a soldier killed in Iraq. The congressman said he was suffering from flu and dehydration.

We're going to show you number two in our countdown when we come back.


ZAHN: Well, if you're paying attention to your digital clock, like I do every second of the show, you'll know that "LARRY KING LIVE" starts about 10 minutes from now.

And Larry, I understand you landed some exclusives to start off the week here?


We have Dr. Cyril Wecht, the former Allegheny County medical examiner in Pennsylvania, the nationally renowned coroner. He's on with his lawyer, Dick Thornburgh, the former United States attorney general, the former governor of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Wecht has been charged in an 84-count indictment by a federal grand jury in Pennsylvania, misuse of office and lots of other things. This is an exclusive appearance for Dr. Wecht under indictment. Normally they don't do this, but he'll be on with us at the top of the hour.

And also, after that, Michael Hostilo. He's the attorney from Statesboro, Georgia, who was recently held hostage by one of his clients for 24 hours, a convicted armed felon.

All that at the top of the hour, all exclusive -- Paula.

ZAHN: We expect nothing less of you, Larry.

KING: Thank you, dear.

ZAHN: Keep it coming. We'll be watching.

KING: God knows we try.

ZAHN: We all do, don't we?

KING: Yes, we do.

ZAHN: Have a good show.

Hollywood is full of stories about actors who try to revive their dying careers, but what can you say about a guy whose career is dead, and he's just getting started?

Only Jeanne Moos can explain this one.


JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice over): When it comes to dying, Chuck Lamb knows how to live, laughing his way out of a body bag, playing a dead guy on a real live movie set to acclaim from his fellow actors.

LOUIS VANARIA, ACTOR, "STIFFS": It's funny when you say a dead guy's got a future, right?

MOOS: The dead body guy first gained fame thanks to his Web site, where he posed dead in a bid to get a bit part in a movie. He figured the easiest way for a non-actor to get an acting job was to play dead.

The publicity paid off and the dead body guy was offered a role in "Stiffs," a film about a funeral home starring Danny Aiello. The film is being shot in Boston where Chuck got his own trailer...


MOOS: ... labeled with his name.

CHUCK LAMB, ACTOR, "STIFFS": Wait a minute. Let me get my dead on. All right. I'm ready.

MOOS: The only thing better than Chuck's death pose is his resurrection.

LAMB: Is that enough acting, guys? Huh?

MOOS: The first order of business, wardrobe. Chuck was to play a working class stiff, so he needed stains.

LAMB: I was going to take this home. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Well, you can take it home. It washes out.

LAMB: It's acting (ph) now.

MOOS: Next stop, makeup. They have special makeup for corpses.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's literally called the death wheel.

MOOS: Chuck considers his natural pastiness a plus.

LAMB: You've never seen a tan dead body.

MOOS: Then came rehearsal.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Shoes on, shoes off.

MOOS: Real actors like Jon Polito offered advice.

JON POLITO, ACTOR, "STIFFS": Lose a few pounds because I have to carry you.

POLITO: Just saying -- OK.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You did that on purpose.

POLITO: This body is talking.

MOOS: Actually, any carrying would involve a body bag double. Lucky for Chuck. Everywhere he went Chuck flashed...

LAMB: Dead body guy trading cards.

MOOS: Ten poses to a pack. Admittedly, Chuck was star struck.

LAMB: That's Danny Aiello.

MOOS: But the other actors were nowhere to be seen. When it was time to shoot Chuck's scene, a closeup.

LAMB: I'm ready.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So, be dead, please. Ready, and, action. Full camera.

LAMB: Nailed it. It was wonderful. Oh my god. I've got goose bumps.

Don't forget, they're going to give me a body bag, so I want all you guys to sign it, please. Did everybody sign by dead body bag?

Hey, Danny, would you sign my body bag?

MOOS: So maybe Danny Aiello wouldn't sign. Nevertheless...

LAMB: Believe it or not, it's going up on my wall in my poker room. MOOS: ... Chuck carried his body bag back to Columbus, Ohio, as if it were a garment bag. The dead body guy even wiped his feet before getting in.

Jeanne Moos, CNN.


ZAHN: Ah, what a treasure. And there's this: Chuck says he expects to get a special Indy Film Award for self promotion, and he plans to arrive at the ceremony -- you probably will guess this -- on a stretcher.

Coming up at the top of the hour, a lawyer who has been held hostage by an angry former client finally tells his story tonight. How did he survive? It's a "LARRY KING LIVE" exclusive.

But right now, on to number two on our countdown.

A new wave of protests today in the Muslim world over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. At least two people were killed in the demonstrations.

We're going to have number one in our countdown straight ahead.


ZAHN: Now to the number one in our countdown of the top 10 stories on, a story we brought you just a little while ago. The woman who received the world's first partial face transplant stepped before the media for the first time since her surgery.

All right, time for "Hey Paula" now.

We got a huge response to our story about a fiery confrontation caught on tape when a former priest who admitted abusing children returned to the Patterson, New Jersey, diocese where he used to work.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you see me blink? You're a liar.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Jim, you are sick.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You're a serial child rapist.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You are a rapist, you raped my son when he was nine years old.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And you admitted it. And I have it on tape.

(END VIDEO CLIP) ZAHN: And here's what some of you thought about that.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: They should just leave that poor man alone. He has repented. God has forgiven him. And let him just be quiet and just trust the lord and let the lord take care of that.


ZAHN: That's not what some of you thought. Here's what one viewer wrote: "Keep up the stories on the child-molesting priests. My brother committed suicide five months ago. He had been molested by a Catholic priest. It has devastated by entire family. The world needs to know."

On a very different note, something else on our Friday show generated a surprising amount of reaction, my hair, which was curlier than usual.

We heard a lot like this, "Has your hair stylist gone nuts? This is the year 2006, not 1980.":

And we got this...


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Your haircut kind of makes you look like Olivia Newton-John from "Grease." So if you could do something about that, that would be great. Thanks.


ZAHN: Well, thank you, Eric. Since you brought up "Grease," here's a look at what my hair really looked like back then. Check this out.

Well, maybe you're not going to get to see it. It's pretty bad. I was sort of doing the ironed hair look day.

Well, you're not going to see it. We're going to surprise you and show it another night.

But here's what some other folks had to say.

"Are you trying to be Sandra Dee in a transition to biker chick? If so, you hit the nail on the head. You go, girl."

And "I just wanted to say your hair looks terrific tonight. It seems to have taken you back 10 years."

So half of your for, half of you against. I can hardly wait to hear what you have to say on the next really, really humid day.

OK, now that's the shot you were looking for from many decades ago. Yes, that came from that high school yearbook. You know,, you can't hide from those kinds of shots.

Well, that wraps it up for all of us here tonight. Thanks so much for being with us.

Again, "LARRY KING LIVE" starts at the top of the hour. He has a couple of exclusives with Cyril Wecht. An indictment, I guess, that he's just been handed down. And he, Cyril Wecht, will be joined by his attorney to talk about that.

And Larry has some other surprises up his sleeve tonight.

Again, appreciate your being with us tonight. We will be back same time, same place tomorrow night.

Have a good rest of the night. Thanks so much for joining us.


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