French investigators have begun taking DNA samples from 527 male students and staff at a high school — including boys as young as 14 — as they search for the assailant who raped a teenage girl on the closed campus.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sexual assault advocates are demanding changes in the handling of crucial evidence from rape cases in California.
It’s estimated tens of thousands of rape kits are sitting on evidence shelves waiting to be processed.
DUBAI // Dubai Police worked closely with the production company behind a film about the notorious Pink Panthers jewellery thieves to get the message across that criminal activity will not be tolerated in the UAE.
OMAHA, Nebraska — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday nixed a request for DNA testing of evidence gathered in the case of a man serving life in prison for shooting another man to death at an Omaha restaurant drive-thru.
JOHANNESBURG – The murder trial of Betty Ketani will continue hearing evidence today about the inner workings of a DNA laboratory in Bosnia as a battle over a chain-of-evidence in the case continues.
Central to the inquiry is what, if any evidence, links Knox to the Kercher murder. Knox’s retrial led to new DNA tests on a knife that prosecutors said could be the murder weapon. But Greg Hampikian – founder and director of the Idaho Innocence Project – voiced serious concerns about this evidence.
The death penalty murder trial of Justin Hurd enters a pivotal phase this week with prosecutors expected to present DNA evidence that links the Ohio man to the February 2008 slayings that wiped out a north Charlotte household.
PAMPA — A Texas Department of Public Safety expert testified Tuesday that genetic material found on a knife at the scene of a 1993 triple homicide was consistent with Hank Skinner’s DNA profile, but the death row inmate’s defense team maintains that another man killed the family.
Potential for the contamination of forensic DNA evidence has been highlighted by the Meredith Kercher murder trial. But just how much of a problem is it and what lessons should be drawn?
PICTOU, N.S. – Amber Kirwan’s DNA and that of the man accused of killing her were found on the same piece of clothing along with another unknown DNA sample.
Expert testimony in the third murder trial of US student Amanda Knox says tests on the presumed murder weapon show a new DNA trace belongs to Knox, not Meredith Kercher.
LEBANON, IN (WAVE) – David Camm walked out of the Boone County Courthouse a free man Thursday afternoon, one hour after jurors found him not guilty of murdering his family in September 2000. It was Camm’s third trial in the case, and the only one in which he was acquitted.
BUNNELL — It’s not Hollywood, it’s practical, Flagler County Undersheriff Rick Staly said of newly hired crime scene investigator Laura Pazarena and the “crime scene unit,” a van she works out of.
NEW YORK – In a dramatic break in a cold case more than two decades old, investigators used DNA to identify the mother of a dead child known only as Baby Hope, police said Tuesday.
The New York Police Department received a tip from someone after a publicity push over the summer, police Officials said. The tip led to the woman, whose name was being withheld amid a homicide investigation.
FLORENCE, Italy — The Florence appellate court hearing U.S. student Amanda Knox’s third trial in her roommate’s murder agreed Monday to run additional DNA tests on the presumed weapon, but rejected more than a dozen other defence requests for new testimony or evidence.