Daily Archives: June 18, 2014

Boot-wearing high-status Saxon with infected legs among 10 skeletons found in Lincoln

Lincoln Castle BodiesA high-status Saxon suffering from severe infection to his legs, wrapped in linen and reburied in a church wall, could undergo DNA tests alongside a stabbed teenager as part of the £22 million refurbishment of the medieval Lincoln Castle.

Defense Department recovers remains from 1952 Alaska crash

Korean War MemorialThe Department of Defense announced today 17 service members have been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster aircraft that was lost on Nov. 22, 1952.

Report released on Memphis rape kit backlog

sexual assault kitsMEMPHIS — A report says no single individual is responsible for a backlog of 12,000 rape kits that sat untested for years in Memphis.

Barry Scheck on the O.J. trial, DNA evidence and the Innocence Project

Barry ScheckThe O.J. Simpson case, which began to unfold 20 years ago this month, was a blip — a significant one, but a blip — in Barry Scheck’s legal career. Scheck is now better known as co-founder of the Innocence Project, the not-for-profit dedicated to using DNA evidence to free the innocent from prison, sometimes even from death row. Its work, and that of related efforts in 40 states, have resulted in 316 post-conviction exonerations. Two years after Scheck and Peter Neufeld started the Innocence Project in 1992, they were called upon to deploy their expertise in DNA evidence and its collection by the Simpson defense team. The trial, inlcuding Scheck’s cross-examination of LAPD criminalists, riveted the world and wrought changes in the justice system.