Daily Archives: October 7, 2010

Worcester Police Hope Exhumation Solves Cold Case


WBZTV.com Boston
Worcester Police hope a trip to the deep South will finally put a murder mystery to rest after 18 years.
Two detectives are in Alabama, where they plan to exhume the body of a suspect who died two years ago.

Department of Justice Awards More Than $7.1 Million in Fiscal Year 2010 for Fundamental Forensic Science Research


PR Newswire
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Department of Justice announced today that its National Institute of Justice (NIJ) awarded 20 grants totaling more than $7.1 million in Fiscal Year 2010 funding through its Fundamental Forensic Science Research program. NIJ is the Department’s research, development, and evaluation agency and a component of the Department’s Office of Justice Programs.

Jury convicts Utah man of thefts

Powell Tribune.com
As he sat in the back of a Powell police squad car on Sept. 29, 2009, Jeramie J.E. Large swore at his arresting officers and told them “you ain’t got a case.”

“Let’s show it to the jury,” Large said, knowing he was being videotaped. “Let’s let the jury decide. Thank God for the jury.”

Condemned killer asks for DNA testing


The Press-Enterprise California
As California moves to resume lethal injection executions, death row inmate Kevin Cooper asked Wednesday for a third round of DNA testing in his 1983 Chino Hills quadruple murder case — a bid called “absurd” by a veteran prosecutor, and “a last chance” by Cooper’s attorney.

Rapist attacked woman twice in 12 weeks in south London


BBC News London
An e-fit image of a man who attacked and raped a woman in south London twice in three months has been released by police.

In the first attack in Stockwell the 22-year-old victim was targeted on 12 April by the man who is said to have a distinctive scar on his upper lip.

SC pulls up trial court for not taking DNA experts seriously

Indian Express.com
India
The tendency of the trial judge in the Priyadarshini Mattoo murder case to rely on textbooks on DNA profiling rather than listen to experts’ testimonies during trial may have led to the acquittal of convict Santosh Singh and delayed justice for his victim, the Supreme Court said on Monday.

Orchid Cellmark Announces DNA Contracts With Five New U.K. Police Forces

The Wall Street Journal Market Watch
PRINCETON, N.J., Oct 7, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Orchid Cellmark Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!orch/quotes/nls/orch (ORCH 1.48, -0.04, -2.63%) , a leading international provider of identity DNA testing services, today announced that it has now started work for five U.K. police forces in the East Midlands region, under contracts awarded following the latest National Forensic Procurement regional tender. The total estimated annual value of the combined contracts is approximately (U.S.) $1.2 million (at the current exchange rate).