Monday, February 15, 2010

Self-evident evidence

How wonderful a crime-fighting tool DNA evidence can be if the lab performing the analysis is trustworthy.

How likely would his DNA evidence be? 

Not very likely as they broke up apparently 2-3 months before her murder.

DNA evidence ties former boyfriend to 2009 slaying
By Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-News

The father of a woman strangled in an apartment near Alamo Heights in 2009 says he always suspected her ex-boyfriend played a role in her death, but it took DNA from a bloodied towel for San Antonio police to arrest him Saturday morning.

Jon Thomas Ford, 41, remains in Bexar County Jail on one count of murder in connection with the Jan. 1, 2009, death of Dana Clair Edwards, 32. Ford's bail is set at $100,000.

“It really doesn't bring closure. I think we're a long way from being through,” said Darrell Edwards, who with his wife discovered their youngest child brutally murdered in her apartment about 24 hours after she was killed.

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