Cigarette Butt DNA Leads to Murder Charges, 11 Years Later

The unsmoked Newport cigarette was just a few feet from the 14-year-old Glen Burnie, Md., girl’s body. A crime scene technician picked it up, bagged it and marked it as evidence. On it was Lisa Haenel’s blood — and someone else’s saliva. That was January 1993. Year after year, as DNA technology improved, lab workers
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