Daily Archives: November 23, 2010

Turkey to establish DNA bank to better track sexual crimes


Today’s Zaman
Turkey, a candidate for European Union membership that has a poor record regarding sexual crimes is planning to establish a DNA bank to better track assailants.

The parliamentary Foreign Relations Commission recently presented a report to the parliament speaker regarding the EU’s demands that Turkey establish a databank that stores the DNA of convicted sex offenders. The commission had asked Parliament to establish such a databank.

Rape charge against vindicated Houston man dropped

Wandtv.com NBC
HOUSTON (AP) – The aggravated assault charge that kept an innocent Houston man imprisoned for 27 years was formally dropped Monday, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

Bembenek Attorney Requests New DNA Testing


Wisn.com ABC news
MILWAUKEE — The fight to clear Laurie Bembenek’s name goes on after her death.
Bembenek died Saturday after battling cancer. She was 52.
The Playboy Bunny-turned-police officer was convicted of killing her husband’s ex-girlfriend in 1981.

Aruba jawbone not Natalee Holloway’s, prosecutors say

MSNBC
ORANJESTAD, ARUBA — A jawbone with a tooth recently found on a beach in Aruba does not belong to missing Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway, the prosecutor’s office there said Tuesday.