07/09/2012

Expanded DNA collection law links suspects to 5 murders

'Katie's Law' now requires a DNA sample be collected from anyone convicted of a felony in NM

By Milan Simonich
Texas-New Mexico Newspapers

SANTA FE, N.M. — Gov. Susana Martinez says the new Katie's Law is a ringing success, as more DNA collections imprison murderers, rapists and car thieves who otherwise might elude police.

Martinez called a news conference last week to say that DNA samples obtained under the enhanced law had led to matches in five murder cases.

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