Daily Archives: February 28, 2014

W.Va. Senate approves 30 percent raises for State Forensic Lab employees

DNA Strands2CHARLESTON, West Virginia — The West Virginia Senate has voted to increase State Police Forensic Laboratory employee salaries by 30 percent.

State agrees to some DNA testing in 1998 murder case

DNA imageBLOOMINGTON — Lawyers for a Bloomington man convicted in 1999 of killing his daughter said Wednesday they will expand their request for DNA testing of evidence they believe will point to the child’s real killer: a woman serving 55 years for killing her mother-in-law in 2012.

Ketani case: Defence attacks credibility of DNA

KetaniGrave3jpgJOHANNESBURG – The murder trial of Betty Ketani will continue hearing evidence today about the inner workings of a DNA laboratory in Bosnia as a battle over a chain-of-evidence in the case continues.

Richard III DNA test sparks controversy

tdy_King_Richard_130204_vembedlarge456King Richard III has been dead for more than 500 years, but his bones continue to ignite fresh controversy.
The medieval king, unearthed from a Leicester parking lot in 2012, has been the center of debate over where and how his body should be reburied. Now, a plan to sequence the full genome of Richard III has brought new strife.