Daily Archives: June 15, 2011

DNA test unable to confirm Coryell remains

Statesman Texas
DNA testing has failed to confirm that remains excavated from a grave in Falls County are those of the legendary Texas Ranger James Coryell, officials said Monday.

Bodies of 104 Air France crash victims to reach Paris

PARIS — The bodies of 104 victims of an Air France flight that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean two years ago will arrive in France on Thursday, starting what promises to be a long process of identification.

Shrunken Head DNA Proves Horrific Folklore True

Discovery News
Genetic analysis of a shrunken head verifies anecdotal accounts of violent head-hunting in South America.

Ohio Attorney General’s task force works to ensure DNA evidence in sexual assault cases is properly handled

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio attorney general’s task force on sexual assault evidence testing restarted its work Tuesday in the wake of a mix-up in Cleveland Heights over misplaced evidence tied to suspected serial killer Anthony Sowell.

Crime-lab fire sprinkler douses DNA evidence

Seattle Times
A fire sprinkler malfunctioned Monday inside the large, vaultlike freezer that houses most of the DNA evidence submitted to the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab, but lab officials said they’re hopeful the samples can be preserved.

Cuomo upports DNA Collection Legislation

New York Times
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday threw his support behind a proposed law that would allow law enforcement authorities to take DNA samples from anyone convicted of a felony or misdemeanor.

Two Global 360 Customers Selected as Finalists in 2011 Global Awards for Excellence in Adaptive Case Management

San Francisco Chronicle
…In response to the State of California passing Proposition 69, the “DNA Fingerprint Unsolved Crime and Innocence Protection Act,” Los Angeles County ISAB implemented a centralized, web-based DNA Offender Tracking System (DOTS) using Global 360’s case management solution as the application platform…

DNA Test Proven Wrong: Does New Test Exonerate Accused Rapist?

News Channel 9 Texas
EL PASO- A local man is charged with a terrible crime, raping his 15-year old stepdaughter. But new evidence suggests Andrew Martin may be innocent.

NY high court permits DNA evidence from cigarette butt

NEW YORK, June 14 (Reuters) – Buffalo police did not violate a convicted robber’s right to counsel by obtaining DNA evidence from a cigarette he smoked in the presence of a detective, New York’s highest court ruled Tuesday.

Private Crime Labs Could Prevent Errors, Analyst Bias: Report

Huffington Post
The Detroit Free Press made an astonishing discovery last month.