Misconduct in SBI lab not expected to affect Yarmolenko case


Gaston Gazette
Recent revelations of misdeeds in the SBI crime lab in Raleigh may have little to no bearing on the criminal prosecution of Irina Yarmolenko’s suspected killer.

That could be the case because DNA swabs taken as part of the investigation were tested not only by the SBI lab, but also a second, independent lab in Columbia, S.C. Both labs issued reports that the DNA of cousins and suspects Neal Leon Cassada and Mark Bradley Carver was present in or on Yarmolenko’s car, according to defense attorney David Phillips.