Daily Archives: October 12, 2012

New DNA Evidence Raises More Questions in Dechaine Murder Case


Recently, some items of clothing belonging to 12-year-old murder victim Sara Cherry, along with a scarf used to strangle her back in 1989, were sent for DNA testing for the first time. Defense attorney Steve Peterson is hoping that after all these years, advances in DNA profiling could help win his client, Dennis Dechaine, a new trial.

Will Private DNA Services Replace State Crime Labs?

The days of police sending genetic evidence to state crime labs for DNA processing could soon be over.