High court hears Alaska criminal DNA case

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments this morning in an Alaska case. An Anchorage man convicted of a brutal rape and beating 16 years ago wants modern DNA testing done on the evidence. But the State is refusing him the test, saying there’s no reason to believe he’s innocent. The question now before the Supreme Court is whether convicted criminals have a Constitutional right to sophisticated DNA testing.

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington, DC

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