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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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Man wrongly convicted of murder sues city, police (UPDATE)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A second man who was wrongly convicted of a murder that was later linked to a serial killer has sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department, saying detectives framed him. William Avery, 39, was released from prison last year after DNA from the murder of Maryetta Griffin was connected to Walter Ellis, who was convicted ...

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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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Man accused of killing 7 women pleads no contest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of killing seven women over 21 years in Milwaukee pleaded no contest to all charges against him Friday. Fifty-year-old Walter Ellis appeared in Milwaukee County Circuit Court shackled and in a wheelchair. He provided succinct answers to questions by Judge Dennis Cimpl as to whether he understood he was giving up his right to ...

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