To crack a 32-year-old murder case, police used genetic genealogy, which involves searching family tree sites and the DNA that people add to them. Now its legality is getting scrutiny in the courtroom.
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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Genetic testing is one of the hottest health trends. The Healthy Nevada Project said it is looking for 25,000 people from Clark County to hand over their DNA.
HOLDEN, MO (KCTV) — Patty Prewitt is serving a life sentence for the murder of her husband, Bill Prewitt.
She swears she’s innocent and has since the morning her husband was shot. Her legal team is hoping old evidence will provide new information and prove Patty has been telling the truth all along.
A court battle is currently underway for DNA testing on items collected at the murder scene. DNA testing wasn’t a possibility back in 1984 so that never took place.
DNA is the gold standard when it comes to crime-solving. Linking shreds of DNA evidence together, forensic investigators can provide reliable proof that ties an offender to a crime or exonerates the innocent. Successfully used by both prosecutors and the defense, DNA testing has come to be regarded as the bread and butter of forensic investigation.