A DNA hair sample convinced a Georgia judge to overturn the double-murder conviction of a man who’d spent 20 years in prison following the 1985 killings of a church deacon and his wife.
New DNA evidence uncovered more than 30 years after a double murder could exonerate a Tennessee death row inmate months before his execution date, according to a court filing from the Innocence Project.
A woman whose DNA helped overturn a murder conviction on Friday was found dead hours later.
Cutting edge DNA technology has enabled authorities to finally identify a teenage girl who was murdered in Snohomish County 43 years ago and became known as “Precious Jane Doe.”
More than three decades after a music-loving Ohio teen was strangled to death, a man has been arrested and charged in connection with her horrific murder. Barbara “Barbie” Blatnik, 17, was found dead in a wooded area of Cuyahoga Falls on Dec. 20, 1987, the Cuyahoga Falls Police department noted in a Wednesday press release provided to Oxygen.com. Her naked body was found not far from the road. She had been raped and strangled.
The teen’s killer was murdered more than a year after the girl’s body was found dumped on the side of the road, police say
Tonya Ethridge McKinley was 23 years old and had an 18-month-old son waiting for her at home when she was killed in the early-morning hours of Jan. 1, 1985, in Pensacola.
Detectives in Pensacola said that “evil won” in the unsolved murder of Tonya Ethridge McKinley — until today.
His defense is currently being handled only by the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office, which says it is overwhelmed by the voluminous evidence in the case
Through genetic genealogy, a 23-year-long disappearance and murder were both explained
Prosecutors in Sacramento are continuing to investigate Golden State Killer/East Area Rapist suspect Joseph James DeAngelo for a series of rapes in seven California counties and are seeking five fresh DNA samples from him as part of their efforts to convict him in their ongoing case, according to new court filings.
A man who died of a drug overdose after racking up arrests for assault and attempted murder and other crimes has been linked to a decades-old California cold case murder through DNA and genetic genealogy.
On an October morning in 2018, Eleanor Holmes and her husband left home to run an errand and found two men inside their front gate. They introduced themselves as detectives from Orlando, Florida, and said they needed the couple’s help.
The lawyers defending Golden State Killer suspect Joseph DeAngelo are fighting prosecutors’ attempts to obtain more DNA samples from their client.
Nearly a decade into his life sentence for murder, Lydell Grant was escorted out of a Texas prison in November with his hands held high, free on bail, all thanks to DNA re-examined by a software program.
A California man who was convicted of murder nearly 15 years ago is expected to be exonerated Thursday.
The issue is the latest turn in a case that has haunted Central Texas since 1991.
Jessi Still bought a DNA kit from 23AndMe to find out about her ancestry. Little did she know it would put her in the middle of the 40-year-old cold case and into the debate about the privacy concerns of a new law enforcement tool.
On Jan. 31, 2019, after BuzzFeed News revealed that Family Tree DNA was working with the FBI to solve murders and rapes using its DNA database, the genetic testing company put out a press release that stated: “If we can help prevent violent crimes and save lives or bring closure to families, then we’re going to do that.”
DNA evidence and an FBI report are shedding light on the unsolved murder of a teenage girl at Torrey Pines State Beach in 1978.
More than four decades after Barbara Nantais was beaten and strangled to death on the sand, the records reveal other murders with similar characteristics, as well as the results of DNA testing in the case.
A California man has been arrested for the killings of five of his infant children more than a decade after the infants’ deaths.
Thanks to new DNA technology, authorities were able to identify a deceased infant found by a fisherman in March 2007 in a sealed container weighed down with “heavy objects” as Nikko Lee Perez, authorities said.