Daily Archives: July 25, 2011
Stuff.co New Zealand
DNA evidence collected as part of the long-running police investigation into the brutal knife murder of Matthew Hall in Wellington is being tested by the FBI and Australian federal police.
There was no DNA testing in criminal cases in 1971. For years, the Justi case lingered, passing through the hands of at least a dozen Pinellas detectives. During that time, DNA science and techniques advanced. States started creating databases, which were shared with the FBI to create a national DNA database called CODIS.
New York Times
PERUGIA, Italy (AP) — The investigators who collected the genetic evidence used to convict American student Amanda Knox of murder in Italy made a series of glaring errors, including using a dirty glove and not wearing caps, two independent forensic experts said Monday.