Daily Archives: November 29, 2010

District attorneys unsure about DNA testing consolidation

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Some district attorneys in Eastern Pennsylvania say they’re leery of the state police’s decision to eliminate DNA testing at their Bethlehem regional lab, leaving the Greensburg lab as the only state police facility doing that work.

In Philadelphia, a bid give a lifer, 82, another day in court

Philadelphia Inquirer
Louis Mickens Thomas shuffled through Graterford Prison’s visiting area, slowly making his way to a small private room where he could escape the din and tell his story. His tall frame is stooped, his beard grizzled, and he has to lean in close to hear. At 82, he could have been the grandfather of the other inmates who sat on rows of plastic chairs, laughing with friends and family or savoring a moment with girlfriends.