Daily Archives: April 20, 2018

Framed for Murder By His Own DNA

When the DNA results came back, even Lukis Anderson thought he might have committed the murder.
“I drink a lot,” he remembers telling public defender Kelley Kulick as they sat in a plain interview room at the Santa Clara County, California, jail. Sometimes he blacked out, so it was possible he did something he didn’t remember. “Maybe I did do it.”
Kulick shushed him. If she was going to keep her new client off death row, he couldn’t go around saying things like that. But she agreed. It looked bad.

Washington State Deploys STACS DNA’s Track-Kit Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System

“We are thrilled to be rolling-out Track-Kit in the state of Washington, which is leading the way in tracking SAKs,” said Jocelyn Tremblay, President and COO, STACS DNA. “For the past four years, we’ve been working with state agencies and sexual assault task forces across the United States so that we would be prepared with a complete, off-the-shelf, turnkey system that will be deployed quickly and be easy for everyone to use.”

Italy and its Mediterranean neighbors launch plan to identify migrants lost at sea

Four European Mediterranean countries are launching an initiative in June to identify thousands of missing migrants who died or went missing during the perilous sea crossing to the continent.
Italy, Greece, Malta and Cyprus – hardest hit by waves of migrants from Syria and Libya or people elsewhere in Africa – will gather on June 11th in Rome to discuss the plan, the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) said on Wednesday.