Daily Archives: May 18, 2011

Cold case DNA breakthrough after 25 years

Newcastle Herald Australia
NEW forensic technology has cold case detectives on the verge of solving the murder mystery of a part-time prostitute that chilled Newcastle’s sex industry.

Rapist’s DNA Test Request Backfires On Him

KPHO Arizona
PHOENIX — Talk about a backfire.
Convicted rapist Timothy Boles petitioned for a new DNA test with hopes of clearing his name from a 1988 sexual assault. But investigators told CBS 5 News that the lab results not only confirmed Boles’ conviction, they also linked him to an unsolved 1991 rape case involving a 12-year-old girl.

Accuracy in lab’s DNA

Brisbane Times Australia
Queensland courts can have greater confidence in DNA test results thanks to a new state-of-the-art sample tracking system and a lab upgrade, a forensic director says.

Knox father: DNA experts missing key info from Italy police

ROME — The father of Amanda Knox, the American woman convicted for the murder of a British student in Italy, said Wednesday that DNA experts for the appeal were missing key information held by Italian police.

RI Senate votes to expand criminal DNA testing

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Anyone arrested for a violent crime in Rhode Island would have to submit a DNA sample to authorities under a bill approved by the state Senate.