Tuesday, December 20, 2005

San Diego Double Homicide Solved After 1 Year with DNA Database

The first double homicide to be solved in California using the state's DNA database.

The DNA database was authorized by voters in 2004 under Proposition 69, which requires those convicted of a felony to give a DNA sample to law enforcement officials.

"In 1997, one case was solved through this kind of DNA hit, and then it was two in 1998, and then it was four, eight, 10, and I think this year we're hitting over 50," Orange County District Attorney Rackauckas said.


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