Mother No Longer Suspect After 25 Years – ABC News. I love these kinds of stories! New evidence, or new technology frees someone from jail or from being suspected of a crime! Awesome! A mother free to live her life now after 25 years of being a suspect in her son’s death! He was bitten and scratched by several dogs, and then strangled when the dogs pulled his clothes too tight on his neck. Did they suspect Mom bit and scratched him and then strangled him? Not too much info in the article, but sounds crazy. I’m glad she was exonerated.