Daily Archives: January 10, 2011

Target labs played role in Gattuso investigation

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead
Fargo cops had an unlikely partner helping them solve the Philip Gattuso murder case: Target.

Forensic lab to help end crime: CM

The International News- Pakistan
PUNJAB Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has said that the most modern forensic lab of South Asia is being established in the provincial metropolis which will prove a milestone in the elimination of crimes from the province.

Kalina forensic lab: Low on chemicals, high on debt

Dailly News Analysis- India
The DNA analysis department of the state forensic laboratory in Kalina has been almost rendered without work, as the vendors who supply them with chemicals and scientific apparatus have stopped doing so, due to the piling credit bill — which runs into crores of rupees.

Colorado D.A. offers Philadelphia help in Kensington strangler case

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Denver District Attorney Mitchell Morrissey says he wants to help Philadelphia police catch the Kensington strangler using a new forensics technology known as familial DNA.

Move over ‘CSI’: Dover P.D is the real deal

Foster’s Daily Democrat Delaware
DOVER — When Detective Tim Burt walks onto a crime scene, it’s not as flashy as “CSI: Miami” — but it’s the real thing.

The Innocence Project: the court of last resort

The Guardian UK
In the US, the Innocence Project has freed 260 people imprisoned for crimes they did not commit – and inspired a new film starring Hilary Swank. In the UK the work is just beginning, but the lawyers who only take the most desperate cases of injustice have a first victory in their sights…

DNA collections going to database starting next month

Salisbury Post North Carolina
Beginning in February, law enforcement officers will be able to collect DNA from people charged with certain misdemeanor and felony arrests.

Improve forensics here in Guam

Guam pdm.com
Greetings armchair CSIs. I want to give you an update on the status of the National Academy of Science study on Crime Laboratories, where the study will lead us in the future, and why recent events are so essential and timely for Guam.

If you’ve nothing to hide, you’ve nothing to fear

The Economic Voice UK
With the police involved in hunting down the killer(s) of Joanna Yeates coming under pressure and believed to be in possession of a sample of her murderer’s DNA pressure is mounting for them to conduct a huge DNA screening to corner the culprit.

DNA upends century-old murder verdict

USA Today
… In 2007, the forensics team stirred a hornet’s nest in London by reporting the maternal DNA evidence from the scar sample flesh showed no connection to three of Cora Crippen’s modern-day family members, women who would have identical maternal DNA. Also the flesh came from a man. “I was totally blown away,” Trestrail says…

Amanda Knox granted third-party review of DNA evidence

The Daily, University of Washington
New advancements in Amanda Knox’s case have friends and family hopeful for her upcoming appeals trial.