Tag Archives: dna

Campaign seeks clues for cold cases

WASHINGTON — Local and federal authorities on Thursday will solicit the public’s help in catching a man who they say is linked by DNA and other clues to a series of sexual assaults in Montgomery County and to the killing ...

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Supreme Court revisits confrontation rights

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned the testimony of a DNA expert that helped convict a man of rape, the latest high court case to focus on the meaning of the constitutional requirement that defendants be able to ...

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‘CSI effect’ instruction faulted again

Maryland’s top court on Tuesday unanimously overturned a man’s conviction for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl in Salisbury, saying he was denied a fair trial because the judge told the jury that prosecutors did not need scientific evidence to prove ...

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Gaithersburg man gets another 30 days in Aruba tourist case

ORANJESTAD, Aruba — A U.S. businessman who has been jailed in Aruba for nearly three months as a suspect in the death of his traveling companion must remain in custody for at least 30 more days to give investigators more ...

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Death penalty not ruled out in Maryland slain mom case

ROCKVILLE — The top prosecutor in Montgomery County said Wednesday his office may consider pursuing the death penalty against a man who is charged with killing his estranged wife and is suspected in the death of his stepson. “It’s something ...

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Court of Appeals decision makes it harder to use DNA evidence

Maryland’s highest court last week created an evidentiary obstacle to the use of DNA evidence, according to Brian S. Kleinbord of the state attorney general’s office, but the U.S. Supreme Court could soon knock it down, The Court of Appeals ...

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