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Audits Raise Questions About Meriden Crime Lab

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) _ Federal authorities are questioning the validity of DNA testing procedures at the Connecticut state police crime laboratory, according to preliminary audits of the Meriden facility.

08/10/2011

Relatives of murder victim Carmen Lopez outside of Hartford Superior Court. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Miranda Guilty of Murder, Other Charges

Pedro Miranda of New Britain has been found of murder and three other charges by a Hartford Superior Court jury in the killing of 17-year-old Carmen Lopez of Hartford.

04/26/2011

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Proposal Would Require DNA Tests of Suspects In Felonies

Connecticut requires DNA testing of convicted felons, but now a proposal at the legislature would require DNA testing of those accused of serious felonies.

03/09/2011

(Credit:Jessica Hill/AP Photo)

Rape Suspect: “Jekyll-and-Hyde”

A man who lived a Jekyll-and-Hyde lifestyle as he sexually assaulted women from Virginia to Rhode Island over 12 years asked, “Why haven’t you picked me up sooner?” when he was arrested last week, a prosecutor said Monday in court.

03/07/2011

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DNA Leads To Warrant In Fatal Hit-Run

Hartford police say DNA evidence from the vehicle which struck and killed a Hartford Hospital employee helped lead them to a suspect in the case.

02/03/2011

Defendant Acquitted in 1992 Strangulation of Bethel Man

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) _ A former Connecticut man charged last year with the 1992 strangulation of a Bethel man found dead in his home has been acquitted. The Danbury News Times reports that 49-year-old Donald […]

01/05/2011

DNA Sample Ordered for Suspect in Police Shooting

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A 19-year-old Hartford man accused of shooting a city police officer in July has been ordered to submit a DNA sample to investigators. A judge on Thursday granted prosecutors’ request for […]

12/03/2010

DNA Test Kits Sold to State Were Faulty

The state says some DNA test kits purchased from a California supplier may have failed to produce a genetic profile for some evidence samples where only a small amount of genetic material was present. 

10/08/2010

Expert: DNA Evidence Links Defendant to Cheshire Attack

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A state expert says DNA evidence links victims of a fatal 2007 Connecticut home invasion with two men charged in the attack. John Schienman testified Friday in the murder trial […]

09/24/2010

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