Daily Archives: June 5, 2014

Rapist sentenced to prison after DNA matches 20-year-old rape kit

CourtCleveland – A Cleveland woman confronted the man whose DNA matched a 20 year-old rape kit that resulted in his conviction and prison sentence.
Victor Hill, 38, received 10 to 25 years in prison for rape after successfully being prosecuted by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office Cold Case Unit.

Bosnia arrests three for war crimes near site of biggest mass grave

ICMP and workersSARAJEVO (Reuters) – Police arrested three Bosnian Serb former soldiers on Thursday on suspicion of war crimes against Muslim Bosniaks following the discovery last year of what is potentially the largest mass grave of Bosnia’s 1992-95 conflict.

Weasenham St Peter DNA clue to baby found dead in 1988

ChurchThe parents of a baby found dead in a water-filled pit 26 years ago could be found by police after a DNA sample was taken from the boy’s body.

Experts: Flawed DNA evidence used against Amanda Knox

amanda-knoxCHICAGO – Italian police investigating the death of Meredith Kercher made multiple errors in handling DNA evidence that was used to convict Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, according to a presentation by two scientists at a conference for trial attorneys in Chicago.

Ex-Convict Arrested in Stabbing of Brooklyn Children

helix2…An official speaking on the condition of anonymity said earlier that a preliminary match had been made between DNA on the knife used to kill the boy and a profile in the New York State database. At the news conference, the police declined to detail the nature of the forensic evidence recovered…