Shoelace DNA Results in Conviction

A partial shoelace found at the scene of a burglary provided a DNA profile and linked David Wilks of Swansea, South Wales, UK, to the scene.

According to the Daily Mail, Wilks was arrested and subsequently confessed to the burglary as well as 11 other break-ins in Swansea.

Source: Daily Mail

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Court Case Update

FINGERPRINT EVIDENCE went through a nearly three-year ordeal in the New Hampshire court system, but eventually emerged unscathed. On April 4, 2008, the New Hampshire Supreme Court unanimously reversed the decision of a lower court to exclude expert testimony regarding fingerprint evidence in the case of The State of New Hampshire v. Richard Langill. The case has been remanded back to the Rockingham County Superior Court.