FLORENCE, Italy — The Florence appellate court hearing U.S. student Amanda Knox’s third trial in her roommate’s murder agreed Monday to run additional DNA tests on the presumed weapon, but rejected more than a dozen other defence requests for new testimony or evidence.
Monthly Archives: September 2013
ST. PAUL — Suspected blood spots from a missing St. Paul woman’s home and car matched her DNA, a scientist with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension testified Thursday at the murder trial of the woman’s husband.
British police are trying to obtain DNA samples from the family of the so-called “White Widow,” wanted fugitive Samantha Lewthwaite, to see if there is a match with any of the bodies found in the rubble of the Westgate terror attack in Kenya, U.S. authorities told ABC News today.
ROME — Divers have spotted human remains near the shipwrecked Costa Concordia off an Italian island, and authorities say DNA tests will determine if they are those of two victims whose bodies were never found.
SAN FRANCISCO – Stepping in dog poop is usually just bad luck, but for some criminals it’s a step toward the slammer.
That’s because dog feces pick up DNA-bearing epithelial cells from the colon on their way out. When those feces are found on the shoe of a suspect — one who claims not to have been anywhere near the scene of a crime where matching poop was found — a case may be cracked.
It was a frosty December morning 18 years ago when Wasatch County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Bonner arrived at the Provo River crime scene to investigate the murder of Krystal Beslanowitch. He looked at it every which way, but the eventual suspect — a man named Joseph Michael Simpson — was not on his radar.
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) – Investigators are able to solve crimes at a much faster rate thanks to a DNA database called Codis.
In Georgia, more than 3,500 cases have now been solved, some dating back nearly 30 years.
One of the most tangled sagas in recent memory at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court came to an unexpected end Wednesday, when a judge reversed his own order and sent a convicted rapist, once seemingly exonerated, back to prison for the rest of his life.
Working near bodies crushed by rubble in a bullet-scarred, scorched mall, FBI agents began fingerprint, DNA and ballistic analysis on Wednesday to help determine the identities and nationalities of victims and al-Shabaab gunmen who attacked the shopping centre.
The U.S. Embassy, Dhaka is pleased to announce that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation will share the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) technology with law enforcement partners in Bangladesh. The initiative demonstrates and reaffirms the United States’ commitment to assist International Law Enforcement Agencies in combating violent crime.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Va. (WTVR) – After more than a decade the woman accused of killing and then tossing the bodies of her newborn twins down a trash chute will once again face a judge. During Thursday’s suppression hearing, the court will decide if the evidence against Darnesha Paulita Berry will be allowed at trial.
An INTERPOL Incident Response Team (IRT) has been deployed at the request of Kenyan authorities to provide on-site assistance to the Westgate shopping centre terror attack investigation.
Headed by INTERPOL’s Executive Director of Police Services Jean-Michel Louboutin the team includes Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) and data specialists who will carry out real-time comparisons against INTERPOL’s global databases on DNA and fingerprints and other evidence gathered from the crime scene.