GBI has NO idea what prosecutors are talking about. They say they have prioritized evidence in the Guy Heinze Jr. case, and have analyzed everything submitted. They are also tired of delays being blamed on the crime lab.
So what is the REAL reason the prosecution is refusing to turn evidence over to the defense?
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It really shouldn’t be that difficult to understand. Due to the economy, to meet budgetary requirements, The Georgia state crime lab system had to close down satellite labs. The result is that fewer people are now having to analyze more evidence in a smaller space. The resulting bottle-neck means it takes longer for
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As much as the public and politicians hate to hear it, forensic examinations are expensive. They throw money at the system, and expect instant results. The problem is, that in order for a crime lab to increase output, they need to train new employees. In the short term, this reduces the amount of
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There has been a flurry of stories about the national backlog of rape kits around the country.
A government report released Tuesday found that essential DNA evidence in rape cases is often never sent to crime labs for testing. But what our investigation also found is that even when police departments do send rape kits to
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