Daily Archives: May 11, 2011
AUSTIN (KXAN) – The defense team for Areli Escobar spent a significant amount of time Wednesday morning attempting to poke holes in DNA evidence and testing, which could ultimately sink their effort to save the defendant’s life.
Cape Breton News Australia
MEMBERTOU — One of the world’s most renowned forensic scientists will speak to police officers gathered in Cape Breton this week for a homicide and forensic investigators conference.
KIRO TV Seattle Washington
SEATTLE — The King County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed what KIRO Team 7 Investigators first reported Monday night: that a pair of federal agencies made a DNA match that named a killer at least 3½ years too late.
Daytona Beach News Florida
What happens when police have the DNA of a killer or a rapist, but no suspects?
They look for the closest possible relative in a DNA database. That’s what investigators are doing in California, Colorado and most recently in Virginia.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Introduced to the state Legislature in March as part of Senate Bill 775, the use of familial DNA is occurring more often in cold cases and other criminal investigations when suspect DNA from a crime scene cannot be identified. But, according to the law, DNA from a crime scene can be compared with a family member’s DNA already in the state DNA database to produce evidence.
Thanhnien News Vietnam
Vietnamese people whose children were evacuated on flights by the US in April 1975 when the Vietnam War was coming to an end had samples taken for DNA tests on Monday with hopes to find their kids.