Category Archives: DNA Science

Appalling Decision Making by New York Lab Leads to Destruction of Key Criminal Evidence

Management for the Monroe County, New York Public Safety Laboratory destroyed key criminal evidence in cases that led the the destruction of evidence in hundreds of cases, according to an investigation by Acting State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott. The … Continue reading

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Kentucky Supreme Court In Pursuit of “Righting” the Wrongs

Thanks to the persistent efforts of the Kentucky Innocence Project, Kerry Porter was exonerated after serving almost 15 years behind bars for a murder  he did not commit. However, with this victory, there are many questions left unanswered. The Kentucky … Continue reading

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Illinois Review Board Seeks to Exonerate Dead Man

The pursuit of justice never ends, not even after death. Paul Echols, a retired Carbondale, Illinois police officer and detective  Jimmy Smith from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, seek to clear the name of Grover Thompson, a man who died in 1996 … Continue reading

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PA Senate Votes to Expand DNA Testing in Crimes

Currently in the state of Pennsylvania, you must submit a DNA sample taken from the inside of your cheek after being convicted of a serious felony. However, legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi will soon change this, allowing … Continue reading

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Wrongfully Convincted Man Awaits Financial Compensation from the State of Florida

At 21 years of age, William Dillon was arrested for a rape and murder that he did not commit. He was then convicted of these crimes, spending the next 27 years in seven different Florida prisons. In 2005, the Innocence … Continue reading

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FL Man’s DNA Doesn’t Match Crime Scene Evidence for Which He’s Serving a Life Sentence

In 1993, Derrick Williams was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and raping a woman in a Palmetto, FL, orange grove. This past week, a DNA expert testified that evidence found on the assailant’s shirt, which was left at … Continue reading

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