Daily Archives: November 2, 2010

State Crime Lab Opens And Recently Closes Cold Cases


NBC 4 Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio —
Like a scene from a late-night drama, the State of Ohio has a team of scientists and investigators working nearly around the clock to bring justice to crime victims. Breakthroughs in evidence can make all the difference in convicting a criminal.

It happens at the state crime lab, and last week, advanced DNA testing and matching may have broken a 20-year-old murder case wide open.

Assistant Prosecutor Awarded for ‘Outstanding Advocacy’


Chatham Patch
An assistant prosecutor who worked on some of Morris County’s most notorious murder cases has been honored by County Prosecutor’s Association of New Jersey.

Testimony technical from forensic experts


Nashua Telegraph New Hampshire
NASHUA – Three forensic experts from the State Police Forensic Laboratory dominated a long day of testimony Monday, the sixth day of Steven Spader’s first-degree murder trial. The technical testimony differed starkly with the mostly emotional and visceral witnesses’ testimony of last week.

DNA tests needed to confirm remains in Mexico


CTV News Canada
An internationally renowned crime expert says he believes an eastern Ontario businessman likely died in a gang-style execution.

Ex-Senator Webb confident SC decision will favor son Hubert

GMA News TV Philippines
Former Senator Freddie Webb expressed confidence that the Supreme Court will see the Vizconde massacre case, now nearly two decades old, from a different perspective and issue a decision in favor of his son and the other accused.

Clothing, DNA Help ID Suspect In Forest Hills Man’s Death


WTAE Pittsburgh
McKEESPORT, Pa. — Allegheny County police used some pieces of clothing found near the scene of a fatal shooting to help them identify and catch a suspected killer.

Death row inmate Tommy Zeigler gets new DNA hearing


The Orlando Sentinel
An Orange Circuit Judge has granted long-time death row inmate Tommy Zeigler an evidentiary hearing more than a year after the man convicted of killing his in-laws, his wife and another man on Christmas Eve 1975 filed a request for a new round of DNA testing in his case.

£300 DNA test to tell baby’s sex at seven weeks

The Telegraph UK
…Using a simple blood test, to pick up traces of the unborn child’s DNA, the technique does not harm the baby and is said to be 99 per cent accurate…

Man whose trial led to use of DNA evidence dies


Des Moines Register
Davenport, Ia. – The Davenport man whose landmark 1984 murder trial led to the first use of DNA evidence in criminal trials in Iowa died on Saturday.