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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- An attorney for Marni Yang says he will announce new details Thursday about DNA evidence in the murder of Rhoni Reuter.Yang, a former real estate agent, was convicted of killing Reuter in 2007. Reuter was the pregnant girlfriend of former Chicago Bears player Shawn Gayle.RELATED: Woman convicted in ex-Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle girlfriend's death requests new trialYang...
    Robert DuBoise was just 18 years old when he was arrested for the rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman. He was convicted of the crime in March 1985 and spent a total of 37 years in prison before he was released after DNA evidence concluded he didn’t commit the crime. On August 19, 1983, the body of a young...
    A Florida man who spent the last 37 years in prison on a rape and murder charge was released Thursday, hours after officials revealed dramatic new evidence that proved his innocence. Robert DuBoise walked out of the Hardee Correctional Institution in Bowling Green, Florida, shortly after 2pm With him were his mother and sister. 'It's an overwhelming sense of relief,'...
    A man who has spent 37 years in a Florida prison may be released soon after new DNA evidence found that he is not responsible for the murder and attempted rape of a woman in 1983.  Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren announced Wednesday afternoon that his conviction review unit has determined that Robert DuBoise is not guilty of the murder...
    Photo via Florida Department of CorrectionsAfter serving 37 years in Florida State Prison for murder and rape, a Tampa man has been cleared of the crimes by recently discovered DNA evidence, says the Innocence Project and the Hillsborough State Attorney’s office. Today, Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren filed a motion to free Robert Dubois, who he says was wrongfully convicted...
    CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A man was arrested Wednesday after DNA evidence allegedly linked him to a 1991 sexual assault, Chandler police said. They said 65-year-old Gary Robert Young was arrested at his home Wednesday and booked into jail on suspicion of multiple felony charges including sexual assault, aggravated assault, kidnapping and burglary. It’s unclear if Young has a lawyer...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A 52-year-old Salida woman has been charged with killing her newborn baby boy, whose body was dumped in the bushes along side a Castro Valley Road in 1988, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday. Alameda County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said that Lesa Lopez of Salida, Calif., was being held in Santa...
    VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — A man was charged Thursday with killing a woman 34 years ago on Minnesota's Iron Range in a case that was resurrected with the help of genealogy database analysts. Michael Allan Carbo Jr., 52, of Chisholm, was charged with second-degree murder, according to St. Louis County prosecutor Karl Sundquist. Agents from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal...
    VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — A man was charged Thursday with killing a woman 34 years ago on Minnesota’s Iron Range in a case that was resurrected with the help of genealogy database analysts. Michael Allan Carbo Jr., 52, of Chisholm, was charged with second-degree murder, according to St. Louis County prosecutor Karl Sundquist. Agents from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge on Friday reversed the murder conviction of a Southern California woman who spent nearly two decades in prison over the killing of her husband after prosecutors said they want to conduct new DNA tests on the evidence. Jane Dorotik's conviction was wiped out by a San Diego Superior Court judge and a hearing to...
    DNA evidence has caught up with a 79-year-old murder suspect, who allegedly stabbed an elderly woman 38 times in the mid-seventies. Cops questioned Algene Leeland Vossen shortly after the body of Mae Herman, 74, was discovered by her sister in rural Minnesota on January 27, 1974. Vossmen was arrested in connection with the 1974 murderCredit: AP:Associated Press Family members alerted...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A trial date has been set for hockey dad charged in a decades old murder. Earlier this month, a grand jury indicted Jerry Westrom on first-degree murder charges in the 1993 stabbing death of Jeanie Ann Childs in Minneapolis. The trial for Westrom is now on the calendar for April 19, 2021. Police first arrested him in...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A South Dakota man has been charged in connection to a 1974 cold-case homicide in Willmar. On Friday, the Kandiyohi County Attorney’s Office announced Algene Vosssen, 79, of Sioux Falls, was charged with second-degree murder. He was arrested in his Sioux Falls home the day before. Vossen is accused of fatally stabbing 74-year-old Mae Herman, of Willmar....
    REMNANTS of Neanderthal ancestry can be found in human genomes all over the world. A new study is claiming that a rare mutated Neanderthal gene could be making some of those people more sensitive to pain. 4Neanderthals may have experienced more pain than the average human Scientists have been taking a closer look at a variation in Neanderthal DNA that's...
    WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) — Police on Thursday arrested a South Dakota man in a 1974 cold-case homicide in Minnesota after using DNA to link him to the killing 46 years ago. Authorities arrested the 79-year-old man without incident at his home in Sioux Falls. He was arrested on a warrant for second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of 74-year-old Mae...
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A man who has spent two decades in custody was granted bond Thursday after his conviction in the killings of a couple at a south Georgia church was overturned. Dennis Perry, 58, has been serving two life sentences for the 1985 killings of Harold and Thelma Swain, who were killed inside Rising Daughters Baptist Church in...
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A man who has spent two decades in custody was granted bond Thursday after his conviction in the killings of a couple at a south Georgia church was overturned. Dennis Perry, 58, has been serving two life sentences for the 1985 killings of Harold and Thelma Swain, who were killed inside Rising Daughters Baptist Church in...
    WAYNESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A woman who provided key DNA evidence that recently led a judge to overturn a murder conviction has died. Gladys Sparre was found dead in her southeast Georgia home on Sunday by Brantley County sheriff's deputies. Sparre, 79, was the mother of Erik Sparre. Lawyers for Dennis Perry, who was convicted in 2003 of murdering Harold...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate scheduled to be executed in December asked a Shelby County court on Wednesday to order DNA testing of the evidence in his case. Pervis Payne has always maintained his innocence in the 1987 stabbing deaths of Charisse Christopher and her 2-year-old daughter, Lacie Jo. Christopher’s son, Nicholas, who was 3 at the...
    By TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate scheduled to be executed in December asked a Shelby County court on Wednesday to order DNA testing of the evidence in his case. Pervis Payne has always maintained his innocence in the 1987 stabbing deaths of Charisse Christopher and her 2-year-old daughter, Lacie Jo. Christopher’s son, Nicholas, who...
    George DvorskyJust now•Filed to:First peoplesFirst peoplesanthropologyPeopling of the americascoprolitesdnapaleogeneticsscienceSaveOutside the Paisley Caves entrance.Image: John Blong For archaeologists, ancient bones and stone tools are important lines of evidence, but sometimes the answers to our past can be found in piles of human poop, as an important new analysis shows. From 2002 to 2010, archaeologists collected dozens of coprolites, or dried-out poop,...
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A judge says he could decide by Friday whether a Georgia man should get a new trial in the 1985 shooting deaths of a husband and wife. Dennis Perry is serving two life sentences for the killings of Harold and Thelma Swain, who were slain inside Rising Daughters Baptist Church in Camden County. The 58-year-old Perry...
    George Dvorsky4 minutes ago•Filed to:AnthropologyAnthropologyNative americanspolynesianshuman migrationspolynesiascienceSaveSunrise at the Tongariki site on Easter Island.Image: Andres Moreno-Estrada Indigenous South Americans reached islands in the South Pacific some 300 years before Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas, according to new genetic evidence. New genetic research published today in Nature links indigenous South Americans to Polynesian Islanders. Incredibly, it seems a group from...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — DNA 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? As CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reported, that is the very premise of a lawsuit field Monday by the Exoneration Project. If DNA collected at a crime...
    AFTER nearly 40 years, police in Columbus, Ohio, say they have cracked the cold case of an eight-year girl old who was abducted, sexually assaulted and killed. The family of Kelly Ann Prosser were finally given some closure on Friday, when law enforcement officers said that they had matched a dead man's DNA to the 1982 case. 3 Kelly Ann...
    A BRIT neighbour of Madeleine McCann's paedo suspect fears she washed away vital evidence after cleaning his squalid home. Ruth Maclean lived next to Christian B in Sitio de Lakes, near Praia de Luz where the toddler vanished, for years. 6Christian B is the main suspect in Madeleine's disappearanceCredit: Bild 6Madeleine disappeared in Portugal in May 2007Credit: AP:Associated Press She...
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Some 3,450 criminal cases where a court ruling was chiefly based on DNA evidence will be reviewed, Denmark’s top prosecutor said Monday after a retest showed that a person convicted of burglarly likely was innocent. “We are protectively looking if to see if there are other, similar cases,” Director of Public Prosecutions Jan Reckendorff said. The...
    (CNN)After nearly 38 agonizing years, the family of Kelly Ann Prosser finally has some closure.Police in Columbus, Ohio, said Friday they cracked the cold case on who abducted, sexually assaulted and killed the 8-year-old, all thanks to genealogical testing and a podcast tracing the history of the case.Investigators say on September 20, 1982, Kelly Ann was abducted in Columbus' University...
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