Saturday, June 14, 2003

History Channel examines Virginia's use of DNA database for crime solving

According to this AP report, the History Channel is working on a study of Virginia's DNA database of felons and violent criminals, including the case of Timothy Spencer, who "was the first defendant in a capital murder case in the nation to be identified, prosecuted and convicted pretty much solely on DNA," according to Paul Ferrara, head of the Virginia Division of Forensic Science.

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