Daily Archives: April 11, 2011

Santa Cruz coffee shop rape arrest hinged on state DNA lab


Santa Cruz Sentinel
RICHMOND – It was the strands of hair collected from a trash can. It was the DNA collected from the coffee shop near the Santa Cruz Harbor where a 23-year-old barista was raped at knife point before dawn in March 2008, authorities said.

Lawmakers Propose a New Familial DNA Bill

KEYC TV Mankato Minnesota
MANKATO, MN – Minnesota lawmakers are trying to introduce a new bill into legislation, setting parameters for a new DNA crime–solving tool.

However, that tool is not without quite a bit of controversy.

NFSTC deploys forensic laboratories to assist Montana State crime laboratory


LARGO, FL April 2011: The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) recently delivered a deployable forensic laboratory to the Montana Department of Justice in Missoula. The unit will provide temporary housing for its public crime laboratory sections as each area of its laboratory undergoes renovations. The deployable laboratory will be on site through June 2011.