Daily Archives: August 16, 2010

DNA Clears VA Man In One Case, Unavailable In Similar Crimes

The Crime Report
What if DNA evidence is available to exonerate a convict in only one of several similar crimes? That’s the dilemma faced by Virginia’s Thomas Haynesworth, who says a neighbor, Leon Davis, known as the ”Black Ninja” rapist, committed the four assaults for which Haynesworth was convicted or stood trial.

Bosnian lab helps Iraq unearth war secrets

Associated Press
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — One of the cleaning ladies in the building won’t enter the room where the vials are stored because she can feel the restless souls inside them.

But for 33-year-old biologist Amela Jamakovic, the 11 vials, each containing a few grains of bone powder that look like sand, are her daily assignment.

1st Circuit: U.S. Doesn’t Violate the Fourth Amendment by Keeping a DNA Profile

Law.com
The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the U.S. government doesn’t violate the Fourth Amendment by keeping a DNA profile and sample of a former probationer over his objections.