Daily Archives: January 14, 2011

Appellate court throws out Peoria man’s murder conviction


Peoria Journal Star Illinois
PEORIA — A 100-year prison sentence for the death of a West Bluff landlord was tossed out this week by an appellate court panel which held the DNA evidence at trial wasn’t enough.

Three more forensic labs soon


The Times of India
KANPUR: Three more forensic science laboratories, one each at Pune, Bhopal and Guhawati will be set up soon. These labs will focus on research work, apart from routine task of conducting tests to ascertain the actual perpetrator of crimes, said CN Bhattacharya, director, Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Directorate of Forensic Science, Kolkata.

Key witness against Amanda Knox charged with drug dealing


KOMO News
PERUGIA, Italy – A key witness who provided damning testimony against Seattle student Amanda Knox in her trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher has now been busted for dealing drugs, Italian media reported.