Preliminary DNA evidence shows a possible tie of Edwin Alemany to three of the attacks he is charged with committing, including the murder of Wilbraham native Amy Lord, according to a motion filed by Assistant District Attorney John Pappas.
The authors built a digitizing device that scans impression evidence and generates a high-resolution 3-D surface image and a co-registered 2-D color image.
Kneeling in court and swinging a cricket bat at Oscar Pistorius' toilet door, a South African forensic analyst demonstrated Wednesday how the double-amputee athlete may have bashed the door to get to the girlfriend he had just fatally shot.
Any exoneration is remarkable, of course. Any act of justice after decades of injustice is laudable. It is never too late to put to right a wrong. But what also is striking about this case is how weak it always was, how frequently Glenn Ford's constitutional rights were denied, and yet how determined Louisiana's judges were over decades to defend an indefensible result.
On March 10, fire investigator Steve Probst criticized the Ontario Fire Marshal’s investigation at the scene of Ryerson student Carina Petrache’s 2010 homicide. Probst was testifying as part of Farshad Badakhshan’s defence.
Michael Smith, a supervisory chemist at Fort George G. Meade's Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory, was presented a lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
In 2009, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy learned that the Detroit Crime Lab had over 11,000 rape kits, some decades old, sitting idly in a warehouse.
This project explored two approaches to preventing the microbial degradation of ignitable liquid residues in soil samples collected at fire scenes.
Two men traveling with stolen passports on a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner were Iranians who had bought tickets to Europe and were probably not terrorists, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.
According to the Department of Justice, some 400,000 “rape kits” are languishing in evidence lockers across the country because local authorities can’t afford to process them. Now the evidence might finally make its way to prosecutors.
Rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft. It turned out to be moss-covered trash floating in the ocean, once again dashing hopes after more than two days of fruitless search for the plane that disappeared en route to Beijing with 239 people on board.
A woman convicted of the 1976 murder of a University of Nevada-Reno college student may get a new chance at freedom thanks to a new test of DNA found at the crime scene.
It's been a while since the folks at the Connecticut state crime lab were free enough from mismanagement and staggering backlogs to start to focus on the science again.
Minneapolis police and Hennepin County investigators and prosecutors — armed with scientific advances that now allow the most minute traces of evidence to be tested — are pursuing cases with new vigor.
The goal of this research was to enhance the use of Raman spectroscopy and nondestructive surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) analysis techniques to evaluate trace evidence and examine questioned documents.