100-box search fails to find missing evidence in Lincoln murder case

Lincoln Journal Star, journalstar.comBy PETER SALTER / JournalStar.comLink to ArticleLancaster County, NEDarrel Parker carries a bucket of sunflower seeds to a bird feeder in his Moline, Ill., backyard. Parker retired as park...

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OFFICIALS: DEPUTY SWIPED SEIZED CASH,

Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), Online EditionBYLINE: Barbara Hijek Flagler County, FLSWAPPED WITH PAPER TOWELSFlagler County Sheriff's Deputy Matthew Koenig, 40, was arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing thousands...

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Skull won't reveal secrets

The Bradenton Herald (Florida)BYLINE: RICHARD DYMOND; , FLBRADENTON -- As cameras clicked inches from it and questions reverberated all around it, the mysterious human skull discovered at the Bra...

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DNA clears Texas man who spent 30 years in prison

<em>Cornelius Dupree Jr., center, smiles while attorney Barry Scheck, right, speaks in Dallas on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. Dupree served 30 years for rape and robbery before being exonerated by DNA evidence.</em> (AP Photo/Mike Fuentes)

Associated Press, news.yahoo.comBy JEFF CARLTON, Associated PressDallas County, TX DALLAS – Prosecutors declared a Texas man innocent Monday of a rape and robbery that put him in prison for 30 years, more than any other DNA e...

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DNA assists in arrest of Austin sex offender in Wisconsin

KVUE Television, Inc., kvue.comBYLINE: KVUE NewsLink to ArticleAustin, TXWisconsin police arrested a man accused of sexual assault in downtown Austin last year, and they did it with help of DNA evidence.APD detectives say Sha...

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DNA links glove to Bridgeton burglary suspect

NEW JERSEY ON-LINE, nj.comBYLINE: Stephen Smith, to ArticleBridgeton, NJBRIDGETON - Angel L. Alicea, 33, of Laurel Street, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with burglary, theft, and unlawful po...

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Police Use DNA to Link Suspect to Burglary

KBOC16, wboc.comBYLINE: Kye ParsonsLink to ArticleWorcester County, MDMartino GaleazBERLIN, Md.- Police in Worcester County said Tuesday that they used DNA evidence to connect a suspect to the burglary of a Berlin business.Ma...

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DNA used to obtain Monterey burglary arrest warrant

Monterey County The Herald, montereyherald.comBy DANIEL LOPEZ, Herald Staff WriterLink to ArticleMonterey, CAMonterey: County's first DNA-backed arrest warrantMonterey police say they used DNA evidence to obtain an arrest war...

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Report: Evidence gone or destroyed in 4 cold cases

The Capital Times, http://www.madison.com/tct, The Associated Press State & Local WireMadison, WIA newspaper report says at least four of 10 older, unsolved murder cases being investigated by the Dane County Sheriff's Office,...

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LOST IN THE SHUFFLE;

The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin), SECTION: THE CAP TIMES; Pg. 18BYLINE: By STEVEN ELBOW » The Capital Times » County, WIPOLICE HAVE THROWN OUT OR LOST EVIDENCE IN AT LEAST FOUR DANE COUNTY COLD CA...

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Evidence lost in at least 4 Dane County cold cases


Capital Times, CT The Cap Times, host.madison.comBYLINE: STEVEN ELBOW | The Capital Times | County, WIAccess to the evidence room maintained by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office is highly restricted. Thi...

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DNA tests lead to Loris man arrest

Barrington Broadcasting Group, carolinalive.comBYLINE: Continuous News DeskLink to ArticleConway, SCDarrell AlfordA Loris man is charged after DNA tests showed he broke into a Conway charity's office last year.Darrell Alford,...

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New Orleans police arrest serial-rape suspect

The Times-Picayune, nola.comBYLINE: Leslie Williams, The Times-PicayuneLink to ArticleNew Orleans, LASgt. Emelda Blanco, left, and detective Vernon Hayes, right, escort Jimmy Spratt, 36, into central lock-up after Spratt was ...

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Jury awards $18.5 million to man cleared by DNA

Cable News Network. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., cnn.comBYLINE: Laura Batchelor, CNNLink to ArticleOne VideoNew York, NYNew York (CNN) -- A man who spent nearly 22 years in prison for a crime he did not commit was awarde...

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DNA match leads to Mesa burglary arrest

The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com, Associated PressLink to ArticleMesa, AZPHOENIX (AP) — A Gilbert man is in custody after being linked to a burglary by glasses left at the scene.Mesa police say DNA extracted fro...

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The myth of CSI;

The Boston Globe, EDITORIAL OPINION; Opinion; Pg. 15BYLINE: Douglas StarrBoston, MAIn reality, many forensic science labs are corrupt or incompetentTHE CONTROVERSY about whether the state's chief medical examiner falsified hi...

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Cold case murder case results in arrest

Dayton News, hcnonline.comChambers County, OHKevin Edison SmithFourteen years after the lifeless body of 13-year-old Krystal Jean Baker was discovered lying beneath the Trinity River Bridge on Interstate 10 on March 5, 1996, ...

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Police pursue suspects near and far;

TELEGRAM & GAZETTE (Massachusetts), NEWS; Pg. A1BYLINE: Scott J. Croteau, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFFWorcester, MAAlabama body may hold DNA key to 3 cold casesCity detectives were in Alabama yesterday, working to exhume a body f...

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DNA FINGERS 'SEX FIEND'

The New York Post, Sports+Late City Final; Pg. 20BYLINE: JAMIE SCHRAM and DAVID K. LI Manhattan, NYA career criminal - already doing time for beating an elderly Parkinson's victim in Harlem - has been linked by DNA to a bruta...

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DNA evidence leads to arrest in Macon rape case

The Macon Telegraph (Georgia)BYLINE: PHILLIP RAMATI; , GAMacon police have closed an eight-year-old rape cold case with the arrest of a Columbus, Ohio, man who has been charged with raping a 13-year-old ...

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KC crime lab's long-ago foresight to preserve evidence has helped crack cold cases

The Kansas City Star, A; Pg. 1BYLINE: CHRISTINE VENDEL; The Kansas City StarKansas City, MOStarting in the 1970s, Kansas City crime lab workers meticulously preserved hairs on glass slides in file cabinets and stored blood an...

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Advances in DNA detailed in trial

Springfield News-Leader (Missouri), MAIN; Pg. A1BYLINE: Amos BridgesClayton, MOClayton -- Testimony in Gerald Carnahan's first-degree murder trial moved into the 21st century on Friday as witnesses were questioned about attem...

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Bigger DNA crime database urged

TIMES UNION, timesunion.com, Hearst Communications Inc.BYLINE: CAROL DEMARE Staff WriterLink to ArticleAlbany, NYALBANY -- A criminal justice official said Thursday he is urging state prosecutors to require defendants pleadin...

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Gaithersburg man accused of squirting semen from bottle on women

The Washington Post, washingtonpost.comBYLINE: Dan Morse, Washington Post Staff WriterLink to ArticleGaithersburg, MDEdwards (Courtesy Of Gaithersburg Police Department)A Gaithersburg man accused of squirting semen from a bot...

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MAN, WHO RECENTLY RESIGNED, CLAIMS AGENCY IS FRAUGHT WITH PROBLEMS;

The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK), City Edition, NEWS; Pg. 1ABYLINE: KEN RAYMOND, Staff WriterOklahoma City, OKOFFICIALS SAY HE'S WRONG; Former investigator assails OSBIAn Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation insider has ac...

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NC law mandating DNA from suspects hailed as crime-fighting tool

citizen-times.comBYLINE: Clarke MorrisonAsheville, NCASHEVILLE — A new state law requiring that police take DNA samples from people charged in violent or sex crimes could solve 100 cases statewide in the first year alone.And ...

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Federal court struggles with California DNA collection case

Los Angeles Times, latimes.comBYLINE: Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times, to ArticleLos Angeles, CAState hopes DNA break in Grim Sleeper case will persuade judges to allow its program of collecting gen...

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Arrest Made In 30-Year-Old Cold Case

www.wlky.comLink to ArticleOne VideoLouisville, KYPrison Inmate Accused Of 1980 Rape Of Louisville WomanLOUISVILLE, Ky. -- After nearly three decades, the brutal raping and sodomizing of a woman in downtown Louisville may hav...

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DNA collection from suspects could increase

The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina)BYLINE: THOMASI MCDONALD AND RUTH SHEEHAN; Staff WritersRaleigh, NCNearly irrefutable, DNA evidence is becoming the weapon of choice in North Carolina's war against crime.In 2007, ...

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Mold-covered kit found in Ford Heights evidence room links inmate to 2006 rape

Chicago Sun-Times, SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIREFord Heights, ILA convicted felon eligible for release next week may spend more time behind bars after a mold-covered criminal sexual assault kit from four years ago was discovered in an...

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Obama Supports DNA Database of 'Presumed Innocents'

Infoshop News, news.infoshop.orgBYLINE: Little AlexLink to ArticleWachington, DCPresident Barack Obama recently expressed support for DNA sampling within the criminal procedure upon arrest by local, state and federal authorit...

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DNA evidence exonerates sexual assault suspect, second man arrested

C and G News, candgnews.comBYLINE: Cortney Casey, C & G Staff WriterSterling Heights, MISTERLING HEIGHTS — A different man has been arrested and charged for a July 2009 sexual assault after DNA evidence recovered at the scene...

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Beer cans lead to man's arrest in 2009 Llano County arsons

AMERICAN-STATESMAN, statesman.comBYLINE Isadora Vail, STAFF, County, TXA trail of beer cans eventually led Llano County sheriff's deputies to an arrest in a year-old arson case.Authorities charged Wil...

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Orlando rape victim fights to keep suspect behind bars

Orlando Sentinel (Florida) FINAL, A SECTION; FLORIDABYLINE: Bianca Prieto, Orlando SentinelOrlando, FLFor nearly two decades, Mary lived with an overwhelming fear that the man who raped her at knifepoint would attack again.So...

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Perry signs posthumous pardon for FW man

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, EDITION1BYLINE: CHRISTY HOPPE, Austin Bureau Antonio, TXSAN ANTONIO - Gov. Rick Perry signed a posthumous pardon Monday for a Fort Worth native who was wrongly convicted of ra...

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Judges free victim of wrongful conviction in '91;

The International Herald TribuneBYLINE: ROBBIE BROWNRaleigh, NCInnocence inquiry panel in North Carolina faults evidence and testimonyActing at the recommendation of a special state innocence commission - the only one of its ...

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Cops: DNA Led to Freeport Burglary Arrest

Long Island Press, longislandpress.comBYLINE: Patrick KeltonNassau County, NYNassau police arrested a 27-year-old Freeport man on Tuesday afternoon using DNA evidence that connected him to allegedly burglarizing a series of b...

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Pardon requested for Texas man who died in prison

The Associated Press State & Local WireBYLINE: By JEFF CARLTON, Associated Press WriterDallas, TXAttorneys for a man who died in prison after he was wrongly convicted of rape have filed for a pardon with the Texas Board of Pa...

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Without suspect, authorities charge DNA before statute of limitations expires

The Kansas City StarBYLINE: LAURA BAUER; The Kansas City StarKansas City, MOSitting frozen in the Kansas City crime lab is a partially gnawed piece of candy.Police and prosecutors said someone spit it out years ago after he b...

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Prosecutors charging DNA evidence with crimes


The Raw Story, rawstory.comBYLINE: Daniel TencerCA, CO, KS, NY, MO & WIIn their effort to beat the statutes of limitations that prevent people from being charged with a crime after a certain amount of time has passed, prosecu...

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DNA bill will bring justice to killers

ajc.com, AJC/Opinion Link to ArticleGeorga & TennesseeBy Michael Berry and Joan BerryIn 2004, just days before Christmas, we received a phone call that no parent should ever have to receive. Our little girl, Johnia, had been ...

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DNA ties former boyfriend to 2009 slaying

mysanantonio.comBYLINE: Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-NewsAlamo Heights, TXDana Clair EdwardsNo sign of break-in found at Edwards' apartmentThe father of a woman strangled in an apartment near Alamo Heights in 2009 says he alway...

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DNA cited in arrest in 2001 Philly-area murder

ldnews.com, The Associated Press Link to ArticleYeadom, PAYEADON, Pa.—Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say DNA evidence has led to the arrest of a suspect in a murder more than eight years ago.Police in Delaware County sa...

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Larimer County settlement would give Tim Masters about $4 million

The Denver PostBy Miles Moffeit, The Denver PostLink to ArticleOne PictureFive VideosLarimer County, COTim Masters, 38, spent a decade behind bars before advanced DNA testing resulted in his release in 2008. (Denver Post file...

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DNA match leads to arrest in slaying

The Miami Herald, miamiherald.comBy DON PERRYMAN, The MessengerMadisonville, KYMADISONVILLE, Ky. -- The last time Woody Morris talked to his wife, Joy, was on Halloween night in October 2002.The couple operated a vehicle esco...

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How far must the state of Maryland go to search for forensic evidence?

The Daily Record (Baltimore, MD)BYLINE: Caryn TamberBaltimore, MDDouglas Scott Arey is convinced that somewhere out there, there is the forensic evidence that will set him free.In 2007, the Court of Appeals ordered prosecutor...

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Ex-city man guilty of rape;

The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA)BYLINE: Patriot Ledger staffDanielson, CTJudge gives former Quincy resident 20-year sentence for 1988 Conn. attackDANIELSON, Conn. - A sexual predator who a judge said "honed and perfected" his ...

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Parole delayed for man challenging rape conviction

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey)BYLINE: Alexi Friedman, Star-ledger staffNewark, HJA recently discovered error by the state has pushed back the parole date for a Newark man who has spent 22 years in prison for rape, but w...

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Son's DNA nails fiend 20 years on

The PeopleBYLINE: Fiona MayIpswich, SuffolkA MASKED knifeman who repeatedly raped a teenager 20 years ago has been nailed - by his son's DNA.Phil Collins, 50, believed he had escaped justice after the terrifying assault.But o...

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DNA EVIDENCE SITS FOR MONTHS;

Hartford Courant (Connecticut)BYLINE: DAVE ALTIMARI and MATTHEW KAUFFMAN, Haven, CTAS CRIME LAB STRUGGLES WITH BACKLOG, STATE USESFEDERAL FUNDS IN EFFORT TO CATCH UPFor nearly two years, the DNA sampl...

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