Daily Archives: December 26, 2011

St. Paul cops fold unit dedicated to solving cold cases

Minnesota
For the past three years, St. Paul police had one pair of eyes looking at unsolved — “cold case” — murders, day in, day out. But a big cut in federal funds is forcing the department to take a new tack.

Debate swirls over DNA law in Vermont

Burlington Free Press
When Mark Prue Sr. went to prison, after pleading guilty to assault and robbery and simple assault in Brattleboro in 2009, a sample of his DNA was taken and shipped to the Vermont Forensic Lab.