Daily Archives: November 4, 2010

Convicted Murderer Jonothan Vick Seeks Relief From Life Sentence

Channel 7 News South Carolina
…In a role reversal, Jonothan Vick’s former defense attorney finds himself on the stand, answering a state prosecutor’s questions about how he represented Vick….

Rapist alleges evidence problem

The Topeka-Capital Journal
…Through his new defense attorney, Mondonedo contends there was a faulty chain of evidence in his case, his defense attorney during his trial was ineffective, and the DNA evidence in the case was mishandled….

More human bones found on Grand Manan

CBC News
A beachcomber found more human bones on a New Brunswick shoreline Tuesday.

RCMP in Charlotte County said the discovery on Grand Manan’s Castalia Beach was made within two kilometres of the site of human skeletal remains discovered on Oct. 15.

Judge excludes confession in attempted murder case

South Town Star Chicago
A Cook County judge on Wednesday ruled against reinstating as evidence the confession a Homewood man gave police after he allegedly slashed the neck of a former Chicago Heights police chief’s nephew in a parking lot brawl

DNA evidence connects man to 2004 murder, police say

WBTV 3 North Carolina
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Police have arrested and charged a suspect with killing another man in 2004.

U.S. Rejects Dallas Request For DNA-Evidence Aid

The Crime Report
An old Texas statute of limitations regarding sexual assaults prevents many rapists from being prosecuted even if preserved DNA evidence links them to an attack, says the Dallas Morning News. Last year, Texas enacted a law that allows DNA links in cold cases to be noted in offenders’ criminal histories, which can influence decisions about parole, bail amounts, or sentences for other crimes.

Orchid Cellmark Revenues Grow by 18% and Gross Margin Increases to 38% for Third Quarter 2010

Wall Street Journal- Market Watch

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov 4, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Orchid Cellmark Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!orch/quotes/nls/orch (ORCH 1.72, +0.09, +5.52%) , a leading international provider of identity DNA testing services, today reported revenues increased 18% to $17.3 million for the third quarter 2010, as compared to $14.7 million in the third quarter 2009. Gross margin increased to 38% and operating income in the quarter was $141 thousand.

Feds Surprise Biotech Industry With Gene Patent Rule

The Justice Department is proposing to overturn 30 years of legal precedent by sharply limiting patents on genes. The government surprised just about everyone who follows this issue when it suggested this change of policy in a court filing last week.