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In Depth (Crime / DNA Evidence) #723564

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 11, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The Justice Department’s proposal to help states increase the use of DNA evidence in violent crimes featured; details given about the backlog of DNA evidence in rape & murder cases; photo shown of convicted rapist Josiah Sutton††, who learned that investigators in Houston botched his case. [Rape victim Kelly GREEN‡- comments on the identification of her rapist through DNA.] [Attorney General John ASHCROFT – says DNA has the power to convict the guilty & protect the innocent.] [DNA expert Barry SCHECK††- says a competent defense counsel makes sure the labs don’t screw up good science.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Williams, Pete

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