Prince George’s County prosecutors say a man has been indicted in a 1982 murder and that a DNA match was key to the case.
It could be a promising way to stop a deadly disease–swapping out defective genes with healthy ones.
Solving crimes in Baltimore City. WJZ goes inside the police department’s high-tech crime lab that helped crack a big case recently.
A 25-year-old man wanted for a 2012 sexual assault has been arrested in connection with another sexual assault and robbery.
A 28-year-old Harford County man was convicted of two counts of first-degree rape and first-degree burglary for the rape and sexual assault of an Edgewood woman in 2004.
The Maryland Office of the Public Defender is seriously considering an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in two cases involving rape convictions where DNA analysts’ reports were used but the analysts themselves never testified.
About 60 years ago, a doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital removed cancer cells from a poor, black patient named Henrietta Lacks without telling her. Those cells eventually led to many life-saving medical treatments.
Landmark decision. The Supreme Court rules to allow Maryland to continue taking DNA samples from people arrested for violent crimes–before they are convicted.
The Maryland Senate has voted to extend a state law that allows police to take DNA samples from arrestees for certain violent crimes.
The Maryland House of Delegates has voted to maintain a much-debated state law that allows police to take DNA samples from arrestees without a warrant.
After being challenged as unconstitutional, Maryland’s DNA collection law is now under review by the U.S. Supreme Court.
With DNA testing becoming more common in criminal investigations, the Supreme Court will decide whether police can take genetic samples from people they arrest for crimes.