DNA-handling scandal taking toll in Texas

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http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0418/p03s01-usgn.html Since closure of the Houston Police Department's crime lab earlier this year, it has become clear that hundreds of cases may have been tainted over the last decade of DNA testing, the Christian Science Monitor reports. "In a state that sends more prisoners to death row than any other, it's considered a catastrophe," says the newspaper. "State lawmakers are pushing for regulations, defense attorneys are demanding retrials, and judges are calling for a grand-jury investigation . . .

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