Daily Archives: October 13, 2010
Police say the DPS had a hit on it’s DNA database linking Bruno Carillo, to a sexual assault case that happened over six years ago in Abilene.
Last year, the U.S. Supreme court ruled that there is only a very narrow window available to defendants seeking access to evidence for DNA testing once they have been convicted. The ruling had a limited impact because 48 states have enacted laws that provide for access in some circumstances. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court hears the next round in the DNA drama — a case testing whether the Texas statute is so limited that it denies a defendant due process of law.
…Two laboratories performed three kinds of DNA analysis: One probed the Y chromosome (inherited from the father), another scrutinized the HERC2 gene (associated with blue eyes) and the last examined the DNA in mitochondria (the powerhouses of cells, which are inherited from the mother)…
The Washington Post
The Virginia Department of Forensic Science is expected to present its report regarding the use of a controversial form of DNA searching that helps identify criminal suspects using genetic material from their relatives.