State police pored over reports in hundreds of cold cases across the state dating back decades before zeroing in on DNA evidence they say points to a suspect in the slaying of a Beaver County woman more than 32 years ago.
Daily Archives: February 1, 2012
New York Times
ALBANY — Tough-on-crime lawmakers, seeking to expand the collection of DNA from people convicted in New York State, point to cases like that of Raymon McGill, who was linked to a rape and two murders after being arrested in 2004 in Schenectady in an attempted robbery.
Brown Herald Rhode Island
A law that would require suspects arrested for certain felony crimes to submit their DNA to a nationwide database has been re-introduced into the Rhode Island General Assembly. The bills, sponsored by state Sen. David Bates, R-Barrington, and state Rep. Brian Kennedy, D-Hopkinton, are modifications of Katie’s Law, originally instituted in New Mexico.