Legislation Aims To Expand DNA Testing Of Convicted Felons

The new session of the State Legislature will see a bill that would expand DNA testing of prisoners. Missouri law enforcement officials currently use some DNA testing. Now, there’s an effort to increase the scope of that testing to include more convicted felons....

DNA Tests Planned For Man Behind Bars For Rape

DNA tests will be run on a man in prison for 15 years for rape. The tests will be run on George Biddy. The woman involved says she had sexual relations with her boyfriend shortly before she was raped by Biddy. The St. Louis prosecutor had opposed the DNA tests on...

St. Louis Criticized Over Lack Of DNA Testing

A leader of a national program that uses DNA tests to free people wrongly sent to prison years ago says the St. Louis prosecutors are “outlandish” in their refusal to cooperate with the program. But St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce says the tests...

DNA Evidence Doesn’t Always Yield Hoped For Results

DNA evidence doesn’t always free prisoners. Sometimes it confirms convictions. A case filed by the Innocence Project in Missouri proved the inmate guilty. Fred Hamilton of St. Louis was the subject of the case. He was convicted of a 1985 rape. DNA testing did...

Rohrbach pushes more DNA testing

A California, Missouri, lawmaker hopes to give judges and prosecutors guidelines for when to do DNA testing. Larry Rohrbach would allow inmates to use the testing in an appeal when the identity of the suspect was questioned at trial, and if the testing could affect...
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