Louisiana Labs Getting Millions for DNA Backlog

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http://www.2theadvocate.com/stories/081203/new_dna001.shtml State crime labs across Louisiana have secured more than $3 million to help eliminate a backlog of DNA samples from unsolved rapes, and more money might be coming, The Advocate reports in Baton Rouge. About 3,100 DNA samples from unsolved rape cases have not been processed. In April, the Legislature allocated $650,000 to clear about a third of those cases. Another $2.5 million from the U.S. Justice Department's National Institute of Justice is expected to . . .

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