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DA: No DNA tests needed in homicide cases (UPDATE)

CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) – A review of 2,100 Milwaukee County homicide convictions from the past two decades did not find a single case in which DNA testing would be warranted to ensure that an innocent person wasn’t sent to prison, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office said Friday. The review began last June after three people ...

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Half of missing DNA samples collected in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Corrections has collected about half of the nearly 18,000 DNA samples missing from the state’s databank. The department’s data shows about 9,300 offenders still owe a DNA sample. About 95 percent of those offenders have completed their sentences. The databank was found to be incomplete in September 2009 during an investigation into ...

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Ellis gets life sentences in slayings of 7 women (UPDATE)

By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man convicted of choking the life out of seven women during a 21-year killing spree was sentenced Thursday to spend the rest of his life in prison, and prosecutors said they may yet tie Walter E. Ellis to two or more unsolved slayings. Ellis, 50, was convicted last week after ...

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