Massachusetts high court authorizes DNA warrants for unknown suspects

[JURIST] The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court [official website] ruled Thursday that prosecutors can indict a genetic profile in a rape case, even if they do not know the suspect’s name. The ruling will allow prosecutors to indict suspects based on a DNA profile so that once the suspect is identified the prosecution will not be barred by the statute of limitations. The ruling came in the case of Jerry Dixon, whose DNA profile was indicted in 2006 to toll the…

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