Category Archives: DNA

NY2: Murder conviction reversed: state failed to show PC to take def’s DNA

Probable cause was not shown to take defendant’s DNA. “Here, as the People correctly concede, the affidavit of the detective submitted in support of the search warrant application was conclusory and insufficient to establish probable cause to issue the warrant … Continue reading

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NJ: Hearsay affidavit for DNA was permissible, but the state failed to show PC

Hearsay related by the affiant for defendant’s DNA sample was constitutionally permissible. Nevertheless, the state failed to show probable cause that defendant’s DNA would be on a gun, and the order denying the DNA sample was properly denied. State v. … Continue reading

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Legal Intelligencer: As Genealogy Databases Aid in Crime-Solving, Are Courts Ready to Tackle DNA Privacy?

Legal Intelligencer: As Genealogy Databases Aid in Crime-Solving, Are Courts Ready to Tackle DNA Privacy? by Max Mitchell: The trail of murders and assaults spanning California went unsolved for decades, until investigators turned to a tool more popular with genealogy … Continue reading

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OH7: There was plenty of PC for def’s DNA in a murder case to connect him to the body found in his house

Affidavits for search warrant can be based on hearsay, and here the totality of information was probable cause to gather defendant’s DNA in a murder case. There was a known connection between the defendant and the victim, and male DNA … Continue reading

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NM: State’s DNA collection act const’l under King; def has no interest in whether his DNA might end up tested against a cold case was lawfully collected

The state has an interest in collecting DNA from arrestees, and King is followed. Defendant doesn’t make any credible argument why the state constitution should be applied except that he shouldn’t have his DNA compared to that on file from … Continue reading

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Baylor Med School: [Medical] Ethicists examine law enforcement’s use of genetic databases

Baylor Med School: Ethicists examine law enforcement’s use of genetic databases by Allison Mickey:

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WaPo: The hunt for the Golden State Killer led detectives to a Hobby Lobby parking lot

WaPo: The hunt for the Golden State Killer led detectives to a Hobby Lobby parking lot by TJ Ortenzi: While Joseph DeAngelo shopped inside, detectives swabbed his car door for DNA, according to documents that were unsealed Friday.

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The Atlantic: The Coming Wave of Murders Solved by Genealogy

The Atlantic: The Coming Wave of Murders Solved by Genealogy by Sarah Zhang: The same DNA analysis used to find the alleged Golden State Killer has led to the arrest of a second alleged murderer. It’ll likely lead to more.

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NYTimes: Technique Used to Find Golden State Killer Leads to a Suspect in 1987 Murders

NYTimes: Technique Used to Find Golden State Killer Leads to a Suspect in 1987 Murders by Heather Murphy:

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ACLU: Roadside Saliva Testing Is Probably Unconstitutional

ACLU: Roadside Saliva Testing Is Probably Unconstitutional by Chloé White

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Business Insider: How to delete your DNA data from genetics companies like 23andMe and Ancestry

Business Insider: How to delete your DNA data from genetics companies like 23andMe and Ancestry by Erin Brodwin:

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NYTimes: The Cold Case That Inspired the ‘Golden State Killer’ Detective to Try Genealogy

NYTimes: The Cold Case That Inspired the ‘Golden State Killer’ Detective to Try Genealogy by Tim Arango: Before investigators in California say they solved a decades-old case of rape and murder using a genealogy website, the only other known case … Continue reading

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