Eddie Ricky Nealy will stand trial in the 1985 slaying of a Fresno teenager and the sexual assault of a 32-year-old woman in September 2001, a Fresno County Superior Court judge decided Wednesday.
Judge Wayne Ellison made his decision after hearing two days of testimony in Nealy’s preliminary hearing, in which a state crime lab expert testified that Nealy’s DNA matched the DNA found on the swab taken from the body of 14-year-old Jody Lynn Wolfe.
The reform plan, much of which which needs co-operation from the states, calls for new rules governing access to DNA samples and greater oversight of DNA testing laboratories.
If implemented, the plan would subject labs to internal and external auditing, and forensic analysis of DNA samples would be conducted only by labs accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities. “In principle, the government supports all of the recommendations of the review,” Home Affairs Minister Brendan O’Connor said.
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CHAMPAIGN — Police used DNA evidence from a baseball cap to help identify a Champaign man arrested this week for a burglary earlier this year.
GeneTree today announced two new genetic genealogy products in conjunction with Family History Month. The new products, DNA Makeover and Family Tree Diagnostic Service, will allow family researchers to combine genetic genealogy with traditional family trees to further expand the scope of their research.