Courts & Crime

February 15, 2010 12:49 PM

Lacking suspects, prosecutors now charging DNA profiles

A critical crime solver, genetic science has clinched guilty verdicts in murder and rape cases for years. Now, as the technology advances, prosecutors in a few pockets of the country systematically use DNA evidence to file what are known as "John Doe" complaints, or no-name warrants, even in lesser crimes such as burglary and vandalism.

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