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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"Some Worry Over a Law to Increase DNA Testing"

From the New York Times:

In some Texas counties, it takes six months or longer to get DNA test results from the Department of Public Safety, says William Lee Hon, the Polk County criminal district attorney.

Now, Mr. Hon and other prosecutors fear that come Sept. 1, when a new law takes effect requiring DNA analysis of all biological evidence in death penalty cases, the wait could grow longer. “We’re not sure that D.P.S. has the resources currently to adequately comply with that legislation,” he said.

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