Daily Archives: December 10, 2010

Remains of 20 Srebrenica victims found in mass grave

Edmonton Journal
Bosnian forensic experts have exhumed the remains of 20 people, presumably Muslims killed by Serbs in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, an official said on Thursday.

Exonerated in 2010: How DNA and New Evidence Freed Five Wrongly Accused

Atlanta Post
Although the justice system is designed to err on the side of caution,the system is not perfect. That means that for every load of court cases that produce correct verdicts, there is a case which deems an innocent person guilty. It’s a high cost to pay for those who find their lives and futures victimized by bad lawyering, evidence tampering, false testimony or misled jurors.

Crime-fighting would take a major hit with cuts to Forensic Science Lab

LoHud.com New York
Westchester County residents, as well as the county executive and the Board of Legislators, should be made acutely aware of what they will be losing if budget cuts to the county’s Forensic Science Laboratory come to fruition.

Cold case arrest made in grandmother’s murder

WPTV.comSUBURBAN LAKE WORTH, Fla. – A 2002 murder case involving a local grandmother has been solved using DNA evidence. Suspect Larry Thomas lived a block from where the woman was found murdered.

DNA alone enough for new charges in old crimes, SJC says

The state’s high court ruled today that genetic science is now so accurate that criminal charges can be based solely on “John Doe” DNA profiles, and that charges can remain active even if takes years for the suspect to be fully identified.

Romania’s ex-dictator Nicolae Ceausescu reburied

BBC News Europe
Romania’s ex-dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena have been reburied – nearly five months after their bodies were exhumed to confirm their identity.