A Saudi Arabian air force sergeant won’t testify before jurors decide whether he’s guilty of raping 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel last New Year’s Eve.
A new Nevada law requiring DNA samples to be collected from anyone arrested on a felony charge won’t choke an already backlogged crime lab serving southern Nevada.
The state Department of Corrections has determined that DNA wasn’t collected as required from numerous state prison inmates, a lapse that hinders investigations into unsolved crimes.
A divided U.S. Supreme Court says police can legally take DNA without a warrant from those arrested in hopes of using it to solve old cases.
A proposal to collect DNA from people arrested on felony charges is still alive in the Nevada Legislature.
A bill that would require the collection of DNA from people arrested on felony charges in Nevada encountered tough questions Thursday from lawmakers concerned that samples from innocent people would not be destroyed properly or promptly.
A Saudi Arabia air force sergeant stood in shackles Wednesday in a Nevada courtroom and pleaded not guilty to abducting and raping a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel on New Year’s Eve.
Despite a defense attorney’s complaints, a judge in Nevada set bail at $1.22 million Friday for a Saudi Arabia air force sergeant jailed since New Year’s Eve after he was accused of pulling a 13-year-old boy into a Las Vegas Strip hotel room and raping him.
They were imprisoned for murder or rape. One even endured five trials and suffered 10 years on death row.
A budget committee for the Las Vegas police department is approving a $1.5 million settlement for a man imprisoned four years in Nevada based on what police admit was mishandled DNA evidence.