Daily Archives: June 21, 2018

‘Making a Murderer’ teen asks Supreme Court to take case

The Supreme Court’s justices will have their first opportunity to discuss taking Dassey’s case in a closed-door meeting Thursday. If they won’t hear it, that news could come as early as Monday. If the court does agree to hear the case, arguments would be in the fall.

Using bloodstains at crime scenes to determine age of a suspect or victim

A technique called Raman spectroscopy provides information about the chemical composition and molecular structure of material. Thus, Igor Lednev and colleagues wanted to see whether they could use this method to analyze blood components to determine the ages of victims and suspects.

Judge tosses out some DNA evidence allegedly tied to death of student from Portland

AUSTIN — A judge has tossed out some DNA evidence that prosecutors planned to present at the trial for the man charged with with killing a University of Texas student on campus in 2016, KVUE’s news partners at the Austin American-Statesman report.
Meechaiel Criner appeared in court Monday and Tuesday where a discussion regarding the DNA collection software used during the investigation unfolded.

DNA Doe Project helping with years-old Butler County Jane Doe case

BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -For three years, Butler County officials have been working to identify a woman who was found dead in West Chester in 2015. Now, with the help of a non-profit focused on DNA, they could be getting closer than ever.
Three young boys found the unidentified woman’s bones in a wooded area near the intersection of Tylersville Road and Cincinnati-Dayton Road in March 2015.

Should Statutes of Limitations for Rape Be Abolished?

Across the country, time-limiting laws prevent scores of sexual assault cases from being prosecuted, in spite of persuasive evidence or a confession.