Daily Archives: July 21, 2011

Nepalese may get retrial / New DNA tests raise doubts in high-profile 1997 murder

Daily Yomiuri Japan
A Nepalese man sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of robbing and killing a woman in 1997 may win a retrial after DNA tests showed that semen detected on the victim did not match that of the convicted man, it has been learned.

$1.5M offer for Las Vegas man wrongly imprisoned

Fox News 5 Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) – A Las Vegas police oversight panel is poised to approve a $1.5 million settlement with a man who spent four years in prison after what police now say was a DNA evidence mix-up.

What more will it take?

Houston Chronicle
After yet another DNA fiasco, the city needs to get serious about new crime lab.
Read more: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/7662498.html#ixzz1Slo8o5TR

Startling Find at Pearl Harbor

WWLP Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — Forensic scientists are conducting tests on a skull unearthed at the bottom of Pearl Harbor to determine if it is a Japanese pilot who died in the historic attack on Dec. 7, 1941.