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Oct 30, 2020

Racine man charged in 1986 homicide in Green Bay

Charges have been filed against a Racine man in a Green Bay homicide case that dates back more than three decades.

May 20, 2020

Wisconsin testing delays grow for DNA and other evidence

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin crime labs took longer to complete DNA, ballistics and forensic evidence testing during Attorney General Josh Kaul’s first year in office, posing troubles for the Democrat after he hammered his Republican predecessor over lab delays during their 2018 campaign. Kaul released a report Wednesday revealing […]

Oct 23, 2019

Sheriff’s officials: DNA solves woman’s 1984 killing

Authorities in eastern Wisconsin say they know who killed an 18-year-old woman in 1984.

Jul 19, 2018

Schimel hires lab consultant as criticism over delays mounts

Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel has hired a consultant to identify ways to speed up testing at the state crime labs as criticism over delays mounts.

May 30, 2018

Supreme Court says DNA surcharge isn’t punishment

The state Supreme Court says Wisconsin's criminal DNA surcharge isn't punishment.

Feb 9, 2018

Wisconsin sexual assault kit tests lead to 23 DNA hits

The state Department of Justice's efforts to analyze thousands of untested sexual assault kits generated nearly 20 DNA hits during the last half of 2017.

Nov 2, 2017

DOJ to clear sexual assault testing backlog by end of 2018

The Wisconsin Department of Justice anticipates clearing the backlog of hundreds of untested sexual assault evidence test kits by the end of 2018.

Sep 1, 2017

AG creates temporary crime lab positions

Attorney General Brad Schimel is creating 11 new temporary crime lab positions to handle increased submissions.

Mar 29, 2017

Appeals court upholds conviction cleared with DNA evidence

A Wisconsin appeals court says a man convicted of sexual assault was properly granted a new trial based on newly discovered DNA evidence.

Feb 28, 2017

Supreme Court denies DNA testing in 1982 homicide

The state Supreme Court says a man convicted in a decades-old homicide isn't entitled to DNA testing.

Feb 23, 2017

Divided state Supreme Court upholds DNA fee (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has found that a law requiring felons to pay a surcharge for DNA testing was properly applied in the case of a Racine woman.

Feb 15, 2017

Court upholds conviction in cemetery homicide

A state appeals court says a Kenosha man accused of strangling a woman and leaving her body in a cemetery was properly convicted.


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