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'Delete my DNA', carer tells Staffordshire Police after case dropped

'Delete my DNA', carer tells Staffordshire Police after case dropped | Now that genetic DNA evidence is admissible in court, should controversial closed cases be re-opened? | Scoop.it
The case was later dropped before it even reached the courts. But Mr Seckerson's DNA details – including fingerprints and his mugshot – still remain on Staffordshire Police's records. Now the former self-employed pipe-fitter ...
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Man charged with rape named - New Zealand Herald

Man charged with rape named - New Zealand Herald | Now that genetic DNA evidence is admissible in court, should controversial closed cases be re-opened? | Scoop.it
Man charged with rape namedNew Zealand HeraldA man charged with the rape of a 14-year-old girl in Masterton can now be named. James Fruean, a Samoan national, had his name suppressed on October 11 until family members were notified of his arrest.
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DNA testing frees man who lived on death row for 15 years | The ...

DNA testing frees man who lived on death row for 15 years | The ... | Now that genetic DNA evidence is admissible in court, should controversial closed cases be re-opened? | Scoop.it
Fox host complains: Courts now listen to non-religious minorities ... In his day job Steven Kaplan works on mergers and acquisitions, not rape and murder, but he threw himself at the Thibodeaux case pro bono.
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Maryland v. King: The Constitutionality of DNA Fingerprinting for ...

Maryland v. King: The Constitutionality of DNA Fingerprinting for ... | Now that genetic DNA evidence is admissible in court, should controversial closed cases be re-opened? | Scoop.it
... a stay to suspend enforcement of the state court ruling; now that the Supreme Court has granted certiorari, the Court will have the opportunity to formally overturn it and legitimize DNA collection statutes around the country.
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No plan to have Daniel Morcombe case thrown out yet | Sunshine ...

No plan to have Daniel Morcombe case thrown out yet | Sunshine ... | Now that genetic DNA evidence is admissible in court, should controversial closed cases be re-opened? | Scoop.it
Morcombes face harrowing day as DNA evidence continues. THE Morcombe family today will face one of the most harrowing court days when a feral animal expert is expected to describe why Daniel's remains were scattered ...
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Lawmakers Need to Heed the Lessons of Wrongful Conviction ...

Lawmakers Need to Heed the Lessons of Wrongful Conviction ... | Now that genetic DNA evidence is admissible in court, should controversial closed cases be re-opened? | Scoop.it
Under certain conditions, many now discredited (such as interrogations lasting eight times the average interrogation of two hours), innocent people do confess to crimes they did not commit. Therefore ...
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Morcombe family stunned by release of Daniel's remains | Sunshine ...

Morcombe family stunned by release of Daniel's remains | Sunshine ... | Now that genetic DNA evidence is admissible in court, should controversial closed cases be re-opened? | Scoop.it
"Eleven am this morning you have no hope to three o'clock it is done deal and certainly within 24 hours from now, most certainly Daniel will be back with us at the funeral parlour,'' he said. "It has been an amazing couple of hours ....
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John Wayne Gacy's DNA may help solve cold-case murders | NOLA ...

John Wayne Gacy's DNA may help solve cold-case murders | NOLA ... | Now that genetic DNA evidence is admissible in court, should controversial closed cases be re-opened? | Scoop.it
Now, in a game of scientific catch-up, the Cook County Sheriff's Department is trying to be creative: They've created DNA profiles of Gacy and others and figured out they could get the executed men entered in a national ...
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New bills focus on wrongful convictions - Austin News

New bills focus on wrongful convictions - Austin News | Now that genetic DNA evidence is admissible in court, should controversial closed cases be re-opened? | Scoop.it
New bills focus on wrongful convictionsAustin NewsDNA evidence proved Morton was not the killer in 2011 and he was exonerated and set free. Morton and his attorneys believe evidence ...
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DNA Collection In Question: Supreme Court to Rule on Police Ability ...

By Leischen Stelter The ability of law enforcement to take DNA samples from a person arrested for a felony offense will soon be under review by the United States Supreme Court. On Nov. 9 the U.S. Supreme Court decided to take on Maryland v.
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King County cold-case unit to be closed | Local News | The Seattle ...

King County cold-case unit to be closed | Local News | The Seattle ... | Now that genetic DNA evidence is admissible in court, should controversial closed cases be re-opened? | Scoop.it
THE VICTIMS. Snapshots of some of the homicides the King County Sheriff's Office cold-case squad has investigated since 2009: Arlene Roberts. Manner of death: Ronald Wayne MacDonald allegedly strangled Roberts, 80, ...
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Mass. gov. orders chemist's cases reviewed - The Seattle Times

Mass. gov. orders chemist's cases reviewed - The Seattle Times | Now that genetic DNA evidence is admissible in court, should controversial closed cases be re-opened? | Scoop.it
WBURMass. gov. orders chemist's cases reviewedThe Seattle TimesDeval Patrick has ordered a "file-by-file review" of every case handled by a Massachusetts chemist accused of faking test results at a now-closed government lab, as authorities continue...
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Murder-Suicide Case Closed in North Aurora - Batavia, IL Patch

Murder-Suicide Case Closed in North Aurora - Batavia, IL Patch | Now that genetic DNA evidence is admissible in court, should controversial closed cases be re-opened? | Scoop.it
Police name a 58-year-old resident as the suspect.
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Case closed on abduction attempt | Stuff.co.nz

Police have ended their investigation into a reported child abduction near Prebbleton.
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