Exoneration Project Files Suit Over Concerns That DNA Evidence Is Not Making It Back To Wrongful ConvictsDNA is supposed to be the key to cracking criminal cases and exonerating those who are wrongfully convicted. But what if those DNA hits never get to the right people?
Cab Driver Accused Of Sexual Assault Last Year Charged In Second Rape More Than A Decade EarlierA cab driver accused of sexually abusing a woman in his taxi last year has been charged with another rape 12 years ago, after DNA evidence linked him to the crime.
Mother Wants DNA Testing To Find Her Son's Murderer"It's unfair to me and not only to me, but all the other mothers who's waiting for an answer about the death of their loved one."
Authorities Seek Help To Solve Identity Of '76 MurderThe woman was black, 18 to 23 years old, with a scar on her right hip.
Suspected Golden State Killer Loses Bid To Halt More DNA CollectionThe former police officer believed to be the Golden State Killer lost his bid to block prosecutors' efforts to collect more of his DNA in their investigation of 12 murders and more than 50 rapes in the 1970s and 1980s.
DNA Evidence Explained: How Investigators Found The Golden State KillerInvestigators used genealogy websites to track down the suspect in the Golden State killings, the same websites that millions of people use to find out more about their ancestry.
DNA Ties Man To 2015 Robbery At Orland Square MallA 24-year old man has been arrested for a mall parking lot robbery from almost two-and-a-half years ago, thanks to DNA information and a timely traffic stop.
Man Pleads Guilty To 1985 Rape, Murder Of Glen Ellyn TeenProsecutors say a Champaign man has pleaded guilty in the 1985 death of a teenage girl who left her suburban Chicago home to go to the store and never returned.
Man Convicted In 1985 Infant Murder Hopes DNA Can Get Him New TrialA man who twice was sentenced to death for the murder of a 15-month-old girl says new DNA evidence should get him another trial.
DNA May Exonerate 2 Chicago Men In 1994 Rape, MurderTwo Chicago men who say they were coerced into confessing are asking a judge for a new trial and to be released on bond.
Judge Refuses To Toss Lawsuit By Man Who Spent Decades In PrisonMark Maxson was convicted of the 1992 killing of Lindsey Murdock. He was freed in 2016 after DNA linked Osborne Wade to the killing.
Men Convicted Of 1989 Murder Of Cop's Wife Seek To Prove InnocenceAttorneys for two men convicted of the 1989 murder of a retired Chicago police sergeant’s wife were headed to court Wednesday, seeking to prove their innocence based on DNA evidence and allegations of police torture.
Man Released From Prison After DNA Clears Him Of 1989 RapeA man who served more than two decades in prison after being wrongfully convicted of rape was set to go free on Monday.
IPRA Investigators Testify In Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans TrialThe lead Independent Police Review Authority investigator handling Chicago Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans’ brutality case admitted Wednesday that he didn’t follow up on key requests from his supervisor and the Illinois State Police crime lab.
Reputed Gang Member Gets 60 Years For 1999 Murder, Kidnapping Of Broadview ManDarwin Green said when his twin brother was kidnapped from their Broadview beeper store and then murdered, his attackers “killed not only one man, but two.”