Category Archives: criminal justice

Forensics: Searchers for missing Oklahoma girl find remains of child

Alysia Adams later told investigators that Ivon Adams beat Athena Brownfield at about midnight Dec. 25, according to an affidavit. — Read on http://www.courttv.com/news/searchers-for-missing-oklahoma-girl-find-remains-of-child/

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Forensics: Prosecutor wants a news gag order. Court to decide whether to release Sask. Saulteaux sisters during wrongful conviction review of murder case

Odelia and Nerissa Quewezance, who have spent 30 years in prison for a crime they say they didn’t commit, are hoping to obtain conditional freedom as the federal government reviews their second-degree murder convictions. — Read on http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/quewezance-sisters-judicial-review-hearing-second-degree-murder-1.6709406

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Forensics: Inept Austin crime lab results in Supreme Court Reverses Texas Court Decision Based on Prosecutor’s Admission About Flawed Forensic Evidence

Supreme Court has reversed the denial of relief to a Texas death-row prisoner whose request for new trial is supported by local prosecutors. The Travis… — Read on deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/supreme-court-reverses-texas-court-decision-based-on-prosecutors-admission-about-flawed-forensic-evidence

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Forensics: Resource challenges impact post-mortems as bodies pile up from murders, accidents | Jamaica

For 400 metres, the sight was pure horror. Chunks of human flesh, mangled, torn and pasted on the asphalt with blood that had gone muddy, littered the St Catherine leg of the North/South Highway. Initial reports were that the victim, … Continue reading

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Forensics: #NamUs. 65% of unknowns are POC. Texas man killed and dumped in Saginaw River in 1973 finally identified via DNA evidence

Texas man killed and dumped in Saginaw River in 1973 finally identified via DNA evidence – mlive.com — Read on http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw-bay-city/2023/01/texas-man-killed-and-dumped-in-saginaw-river-in-1973-finally-identified-via-dna-evidence.html

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Forensics: Idaho Students Murdered: Suspect Arrested in Pennsylvania, Sources Say

A suspect has been arrested in the killings of four University of Idaho students found dead in a home near campus on Nov. 13. Here’s what we know so far. — Read on http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/suspect-in-killings-of-4-university-of-idaho-students-arrested-in-pennsylvania-sources/4020657/

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Forensics: DNA geneaology case needs more funding. Who is Middlesex County John Doe #NamUS is helping.

Connecticut Office of Chief Medical Examiner and Othram Team to Identify 2021 John Doe — Read on dnasolves.com/articles/middlesex-county-john-doe-2021/

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Forensics: Harlem park entrance dedicated to the exonerated ‘Central Park 5’

Gothamist is a non-profit local newsroom, powered by WNYC. — Read on gothamist.com/news/harlem-park-entrance-dedicated-to-the-exonerated-central-park-5

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Forensics: Ukraine DNA efforts to identify the victims of war. They are overwhelmed. BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63987512

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Forensics: Crimes against children. Ombudsman: Children’s torture chamber found in liberated Kherson

Ukrainian authorities discovered a room that Russians used to detain and torture children during the occupation of Kherson, Dmytro Lubinets, the Human Rights Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada, said on Dec. 14. — Read on kyivindependent.com/news-feed/ombudsman-childrens-torture-chamber-found-in-liberated-kherson

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