Researchers at North Carolina State University and Washington State University found that analyzing the right index fingerprint can help determine whether a person is of European or African ancestry. Bifurcations in the Level 2 assessment provided the most differences between the two groups. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fingerprint-ridges-can-reveal-peoples-ancestry-180956800/?no-ist
Timothy Scott Bridges was 22 when he was accused of the rape of an 83-year-old woman. He was convicted in 1991 based on testimony from an FBI expert on hair comparison analysis who said that there was a 1 in 1000 chance that the hair at the crime scene came from someone other than Bridges. […]
The petitioner, an individual on Ohio’s death row, is challenging an Ohio law “that blocks defendants in capital cases from appealing a trial judge’s decision on post-conviction DNA decisions to an appellate court.” This law does not exist for individuals convicted of lesser crimes.