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California Man Exonerated In Murder Case Free After 36 Years

Sixty-eight-year-old Michael Hanline’s wrongful conviction is the latest case successfully taken on by the California Innocence Project.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/24/2014

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Only On 9: DNA-Matched Sister, Brother Meet At LAX

A sister and brother met for the first time Saturday night at Los Angeles International Airport with the help of the Internet and science.

11/08/2014

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Abandoned As Babies, DNA Test Helps Connect Likely Siblings Years Later

Janet Barnicoat will meet her likely sibling Saturday for the first time in part due to a DNA test that revealed the pair was related.

11/06/2014

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Man Convicted In 38-Year-Old Murder Of Venice Woman

A 55-year-old man was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder in the slaying of an 80-year-old Venice woman in 1975.

09/10/2014

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Man, 74, Found Guilty In Cold Case Murders Of 3 Women

A man in his 70s was convicted Tuesday in the murders of three women committed more than 25 years ago.

09/02/2014

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Calif. Trial Opens For Alleged Serial Strangler

Prosecutors will begin calling witnesses Tuesday in their case against 74-year-old Samuel Little, who faces life in prison for killing the three women who were found nude below the waist.

08/18/2014

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Court Upholds California DNA Swabs Of Arrestees

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday said a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a similar law in Maryland applies to California.

03/20/2014

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DNA Links Career Criminal To Compton Teen’s 1991 Cold Case Murder

A 20-year-old cold case murder of a teen girl has been solved with the help of DNA, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/17/2014

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Twin Brother’s DNA Leads To Man’s Arrest In 2012 Rowland Heights Rape

DNA has led to the arrest of a man for the 2012 sexual assault of a 29-year-old woman in her Rowland Heights apartment, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/13/2014

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Court To Consider California’s DNA Collection Law

A federal appeals court appeared ready last year to strike down as an unconstitutional invasion of privacy a controversial California law.

12/08/2013

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DNA Tests Identify Remains Found Near Victorville As McStay Children

Officials on Friday confirmed that the skeletal remains of two children found near Victorville are those of Joseph M. and Gianni McStay.

11/22/2013

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$99 At-Home DNA Kit Helps Unlock Genetic Mysteries

A $99 DNA kit is helping some families unlock genetic mysteries in the privacy of their home.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/14/2013

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Public’s Help Sought To Identify 80’s Era Serial Killer

Santa Barbara detectives have developed a new lead in their quest to identify a serial killer suspected of murders and rapes in California more than 30 years ago.

09/07/2013

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Hawaii Man Gets Life In Prison In Infamous OC Case

A Hawaii man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of the colorful owner of an Orange County strip club in 1987.

CBS Los Angeles–09/03/2013

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Family No Longer Seeks Kidnapped San Diego Teen’s DNA For Paternity Test

The sister of a man suspected of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl and killing her mother and younger brother said she no longer wants paternity tests to determine if the suspect fathered the children.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/28/2013

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