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.
A Maryland DNA law being challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court helped lead to 43 convictions over the past four years, but state data shows the majority of the convictions could eventually have happened even without the new law.
Authorities say they’ve found the remains in Frederick of a man who disappeared from northern Virginia nearly two years ago.
The University of Maryland is seeking volunteers for a coast-to-coast study of trees and climate change.
A Connecticut man admitted Friday to two more rapes that authorities have attributed to a serial rapist who attacked at least 17 women along the East Coast for more than a decade.