Daily Archives: June 15, 2015

Debate over DNA testing delaying fate of Texas killer

Charles and Sandy TrotterCharles and Sandy Trotter, parents of 19-year-old college student who was raped and murdered in1999. Larry Ray Swearingen was convicted in July 2000 of the capital murder of Melissa Trotter. Swearingen has been sitting on death row, during constant appeals, and battles with Innocence project. The latest DNA question has led to new law in Austin on subject. Meanwhile the family of the victim wait for justice. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

Innocence Project is putting a stop to wrongful convictions across the world

Birmingham SixThe project, started in 1992, has already freed 300 innocent people in the US

Facing ‘Peacekeeper Babies,’ UN Now Offers DNA Testing

GATTACA ImageThe U.N. peacekeepers arrive; months later, some leave infants behind. Now the United Nations has quietly started to offer DNA testing to help prove paternity claims and ensure support for the so-called “peacekeeper babies.”