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  • Crime lab lapses scrutinized

    Donita and Karl Ambrogini’s 16-year-old daughter hovered at the edge of the roof, turning to look at her parents as tears rolled down her face. “Mom, I can’t do this, …

  • DNA index helps link suspects to crimes

    DNA testing in Washington is identifying more criminals than ever before. The Washington State Patrol crime lab reported 379 hits last year using a DNA index system and DNA samples …

  • DNA profile links felon to ’86 killing

    DNA has linked a Montana man to a Spokane woman’s 1986 slaying, and police are checking to see if his biological profile is a match in at least three other …

  • DNA on fake beard helps nab robbery suspect

    A seven-month-old robbery may be solved thanks to DNA from a fake beard worn by the culprit.

  • Valley man challenges 2003 conviction for making ricin

    Kenneth Olsen argues his conviction and sentence should be overturned because of problems with prosecution’s expert witness



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