Melbourne, Sept 20 : Much like the crime-fighting cartoon character Scooby Doo, a dog, has made history by appearing as a witness in a murder case.
The animal is also named named Scooby.
It is believed that the dog was with his 59-year-old owner when she was found hanging from the ceiling of her Paris flat. While the police considered it as a suicide case, her family demanded a murder investigation.
In a preliminary hearing, a vet made the pooch to stand into the witness box to see how it reacted to a suspect.
And it is said that the Scooby "barked furiously," reported The Daily Telegraph.
The police wanted to know if there was sufficient evidence to launch a full murder inquiry, and the matter is still waiting a judge's decision.
French judge Thomas Cassuto praised the animal for his "exemplary behaviour and invaluable assistance".
The Nanterre case was confirmed by a spokesman for the Palais de Justice in Paris, which claimed that this was the first time a dog had appeared as a witness in criminal proceedings in France.