Daily Archives: December 9, 2010

Prosecution, defense wrangle over DNA

Gazette Times.com
Defense lawyers in the murder trial of David William McCaffery cross-examined a state police forensics expert Wednesday in a further attempt to cast doubts on the evidence against him.

EU Grants €1.2 Million to Search for Missing in Bosnia

Balkan Insight
The European Union announced on Thursday its will grant €1.2 million to the Sarajevo-based International Commission on Missing Persons, ICMP, to help it with identification of the victims of Bosnia’s 1992-95 war.

Police tracked down Kevin Holmes with familial DNA profiles

IC SeftonandWestlancs.icnetwork.co.uk
DETECTIVES used familial DNA profiles to track down Kevin Holmes.

After gathering forensic evidence, a DNA profile was drawn up. Although there were no exact matches in the police database, thousands of profiles were similar to the DNA evidence.

Judge won’t toss all DNA evidence

Daytona Beach News Journal
A judge denied a request Tuesday by defense lawyer Mike Lambert to throw out all DNA evidence from the pending felony case against a city firefighter accused of rape.

Control of crime lab remains unresolved

News Observer.com

RALEIGH — Months after problems surfaced about the State Bureau of Investigation, state leaders continue to argue about a key question: Who will be in charge of the state’s forensic crime lab?