By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) 02/13 — California authorities used recently developed DNA techniques to free one man and implicate another for only the second time in the United States,
By TAMARA LUSH and ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press 10/08 – Samuel Little’s depravity is matched only by his prodigious memory.
Little, a California inmate considered by the FBI to be the most prolific serial killer in U.S.
By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 10/01 — A man who spent two decades in prison after being wrongly convicted of murdering his lover filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday accusing Southern California sheriff’s investigators of manufacturing a case against him.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 08/16 — For the second time in a year, authorities in a south Florida community have used DNA evidence to identify and arrest a suspect in a decades-old rape case.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A construction contractor says the primary suspect in the killing of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck approached him in April about building a secretive and soundproof room under a front porch.Read more »
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) 06/28 — A Utah college student missing 11 days was abducted and killed and her remains burned in the yard of a man now facing aggravated murder and other charges,
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) 05/07 — Tennessee police say DNA evidence led to the arrest of an Arizona man in a 22-year-old unsolved slaying.
Clarksville Police spokesman Jim Knoll said in a news release that DNA evidence from the autopsy of 23-year-old Christa Bramlitt was entered into a national database in 1996 in hopes of a possible match.
By AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 05/02 — An air conditioning repairman charged with murdering a Chicago-area teenager and two California women,
By BEN FINLEY, Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) 04/10 — An 80-year-old New York man has been arrested on charges that he killed two young women in a beach cottage nearly half a century ago in Virginia,
By DAN SEWELL and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) 04/05 — A 23-year-old ex-convict accused of pulling a cruel hoax by pretending to be a long-missing Illinois boy was charged Friday with making false statements to federal authorities.
NEW YORK (AP) 04/01 — A man was convicted Monday of killing a woman out running near her New York City home in a case that stirred urban fears,Read more »
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) 03/18 — The Latest on an arrest in the 1999 killings of two Alabama teenagers (all times local): 9:35 a.m. The lawyer for a suspect in the 1999 deaths of two Alabama teenagers says he’s an outstanding member of the community and is cooperating with law enforcement.Read more »
By MARK SHERMAN and GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/04 — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a rural Nebraska county’s appeal of a $28 million court judgment aimed at compensating six people wrongfully convicted of a 1985 slaying.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) 02/24 — The city of Simi Valley, California, has reached a $21 million settlement with a man wrongly imprisoned for nearly 40 years in the killing of his girlfriend and her 4-year-old son.Read more »
By AMY TAXIN, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) 02/20 — Investigators searched for decades for the killer of an 11-year-old girl who disappeared while walking home from summer school in a case that gripped a California seaside community.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 02/18 — A businessman has been charged with fatally stabbing a Minneapolis woman in 1993 after investigators ran DNA evidence from the murder scene through a genealogy website and obtained his DNA from a discarded napkin.Read more »
TERRY TANG, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) 01/23 — A nurse who was looking after an incapacitated woman at long-term health care facility has been charged with raping her,Read more »
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) 12/12 — A North Carolina prosecutor says authorities failed to act last year on evidence linking a 2016 rape to a released felon now accused of raping and killing a 13-year-old girl.Read more »