Daily Archives: March 10, 2011

Orchid Cellmark Reports Increased Service Revenues for Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2010

Globe Newswire
PRINCETON, N.J., March 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Orchid Cellmark Inc. (Nasdaq:ORCH), a leading international provider of identity DNA testing services, today reported increases in service revenues for both its fourth quarter and full year, 2010.

Illinois gov signs death penalty repeal

Rocket News Illinois
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a death penalty ban into law on Wednesday, making Illinois the 16th state to end capital punishment.

DNA and death row

Los Angeles Times
The significance of this week’s Supreme Court decision is that prisoners can now sue under a civil rights law to press their claims for DNA evidence.

Bill would help expand Katie’s Law across U.S.

Albuquerque Express
LAS CRUCES – Federal legislation introduced Wednesday would help other states implement their versions of “Katie’s Law.”The bill by U.S.

DNA testing plan approved by Senate committee

Idaho Reporter
Idaho could soon join every other state in the U.S. in taking DNA samples from every convicted felon. The Idaho Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee unanimously approved a plan that would set up a felony testing program and statewide DNA database, though it wouldn’t start collecting samples until July 2013.

Bill seeks longer storage for DNA evidence

Great Falls Tribune Montana
HELENA — In 1985, Kirk Bloodsworth was convicted of the brutal killing and sexual assault of 9-year-old Dawn Hamilton, and was sentenced to die in Maryland’s gas chamber.

Beer can links suspect to robbery

MSNBC Virginia
Virginia Beach police say they’ve caught a serial burglary suspect. Like a scene from Law & Order, detectives said they used DNA left at the crime scene to track him down.