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  • Torrez jurors hear Zion testimony, including chilling 911 call

    Torrez jurors hear Zion testimony, including chilling 911 call
    Jurors who will decide whether Jorge Torrez should be executed for killing a sailor in 2009 will hear more evidence Wednesday tying him to the stabbing deaths of two young girls in Zion in 2005, brutal killings that were followed by a troubled...
  • Zion man urges no defense in Va. slaying sentencing

    Zion man urges no defense in Va. slaying sentencing
    ALEXANDRIA, VA. — Jorge Torrez, the Zion native who is charged with fatally stabbing two young girls there in 2005, has told his defense counsel not to make any statements on his behalf in a federal courtroom nor to cross-examine witnesses during...
  • California may collect DNA in felony arrests, appeals court rules

    California may collect DNA in felony arrests, appeals court rules
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court Thursday upheld the constitutionality of California’s practice of taking and storing DNA profiles from anyone arrested on suspicion of a felony. An 11-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • 'Tender mercies' of MIA accounting [Commentary]

    'Tender mercies' of MIA accounting [Commentary]
    "Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead and I will show you with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people." When 19th century British statesman W. E. Gladstone supposedly staked this claim, the world knew nothing of DNA...
  • Jurors convict Zion man in Va. sailor killing, to hear evidence in slayings of 2 girls

    Jurors convict Zion man in Va. sailor killing, to hear evidence in slayings of 2 girls
    Following his conviction at a federal death penalty trial Tuesday, Jorge Torrez’s life is in the hands of jurors who are expected to hear evidence that he committed a string of brutal crimes, including the 2005 murders of two young girls in a Lake...
  • Unraveling Crimes, Henry Lee Transformed Art Of Forensic Science

     Unraveling Crimes, Henry Lee Transformed Art Of Forensic Science
    Long before he became an internationally known forensic scientist sought out by the likes of the Kennedys and O.J. Simpson, Henry Lee began his career in a converted bathroom at the Bethany state police barracks. Virtually a one-man operation with a...
  • Teams compete in hackathon

    Teams compete in hackathon
    A hundred people, or 25 teams, spent several hours brainstorming, programming, designing and launching mobile applications over the weekend at a three-day hackathon in Burbank called Game+Hack 2014. Co-hosted by the YMCA, the city of Burbank and...
  • Officials re-opening botched 'Dixmoor 5' case

    Officials re-opening botched 'Dixmoor 5' case
    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Wednesday that he was reopening the investigation into the 1991 rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Dixmoor, a controversial case that sent five teens to prison before they were cleared by DNA evidence. The...
  • How cops broke 2009 case of 12-year-old girl's slaying

    How cops broke 2009 case of 12-year-old girl's slaying
    Chicago police had always suspected that the man who raped and killed 12-year-old Jahmeshia Conner was part of the fabric of a small section of Englewood where she lived with her mother and four siblings. But, with almost no leads, the 2009 case went...
  • DNA: An Evolving Forensic Tool

    DNA: An Evolving Forensic Tool
    DNA testing has become routine in criminal investigations, and it also has been used to demonstrate that people convicted of crimes are innocent. But its history as a forensic tool is fairly recent. DNA testing has become routine in criminal...
  • DNA linking suspect to murder recovered from fingernails of 12-year-old victim

    DNA linking suspect to murder recovered from fingernails of 12-year-old victim
    After waiting for justice for nearly five years , Jahmeshia Conner’s mother came to court Thursday to see with her own eyes the man accused of violently ending the fifth-grader’s life. Rene Valentin-Matos had been extradited from a small...