Daily Archives: April 8, 2011

Noon Update: Sides Argue Over Casey Evidence

ORLANDO, Fla. — Hearings about evidence in the case against Casey Anthony continued Friday morning.

Civil grand jury gives crime lab high marks

Daily Journal San Mateo California
The county’s crime lab gets high marks from the civil grand jury which lauds its recent accreditation but recommends developing a way for law enforcement and prosecutors to better track evidence.

IL House Passes Amendment to Strengthen Illinois’ DNA Database .

Park Forest Illinois
Springfield–(ENEWSPF)–April 8, 2011. Attorney General Lisa Madigan today applauded the House for passing a bill (HB 3238) to strengthen the state’s DNA database. The bill, which was sponsored by Rep. Susana Mendoza (D-Chicago) who worked closely with Madigan’s office, requires all registered sex offenders to provide a DNA specimen and calls for collecting DNA of people arrested for the most serious violent crimes after they are indicted or after a court finding of probable cause.

18 Year Prisoner Freed From Life Sentence Based on DNA Forensics Test Performed By DDC

PR Newswire
FAIRFIELD, Ohio, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — In a landmark case, a prisoner with a life sentence was freed after serving 18 years in a Florida prison, based on DNA findings presented by DDC (DNA Diagnostics Center).