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Jun 20, 2019

Texas Says DNA Technology Jeopardizes Cases

Texas Says DNA Technology Jeopardizes Cases

Texas officials are raising concerns over Rapid DNA analysis that has been used to identify California wildfire victims and verify family connections on the US-Mexico border.

Jun 11, 2019

DNA Clears Man in Crash That Injured 2 Houston Officers

DNA Clears Man in Crash That Injured 2 Houston Officers

Prosecutors say DNA evidence has cleared a man who had been accused of driving drunk and injuring two Houston police officers during a fiery crash.

Apr 15, 2019

Police ID 2 Bodies Found Decades Ago in Texas Oil Field

Police ID 2 Bodies Found Decades Ago in Texas Oil Field

Authorities have identified two women whose bodies were separately found in a Houston-area oil field more than 27 years ago.

Mar 6, 2019

DNA Leads to Murder Charge in 1986 San Angelo Slaying

DNA Leads to Murder Charge in 1986 San Angelo Slaying

Investigators say DNA evidence has led to the arrest of an ex-neighbor charged in the 1986 death of an 83-year-old woman in her San Angelo.

Jan 30, 2019

Burned Woman's Body Found in East Texas in 2006 Identified

Burned Woman's Body Found in East Texas in 2006 Identified

The burned body of a woman found more than 12 years ago has been identified and there is a man in custody who has confessed.

Aug 20, 2017

DNA Lab Reduces Testing for Missing People Amid Funding Woes

DNA Lab Reduces Testing for Missing People Amid Funding Woes

A Texas lab that's a world leader in specialized DNA testing has stopped accepting samples from outside the state because of funding issues.

Apr 12, 2017

Death Row Inmate Rodney Reed Loses DNA Appeal

Death Row Inmate Rodney Reed Loses DNA Appeal

An appeal to allow additional DNA testing in a Texas death penalty case has been denied.

Feb 10, 2016

Appeals Court Refuses to Rehear DNA Request in Slaying Case

Appeals Court Refuses to Rehear DNA Request in Slaying Case

The state's highest criminal court has refused to reconsider its ruling reversing a trial court judge's decision that would have allowed additional DNA testing of evidence a condemned killer contends could show...

Feb 9, 2015

Bill Aims to Again Expand Access to DNA Testing

Bill Aims to Again Expand Access to DNA Testing

A Texas lawmaker has proposed legislation intended to fix issues created by a 2011 law he authored that makes crime-scene DNA testing difficult for convicts.

Oct 7, 2014

Houston Police Work to Clear Rape Kit Backlog

Houston Police Work to Clear Rape Kit Backlog

Houston officials say a $4.4 million effort to test a backlog of rape kits has yielded over 1,000 DNA databank matches and charges against 19 people.

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