Yet again DNA has solved a cold case, this one very cold. Yolande Waddington was brutally murdered in 1966 and now DNA evidence has led to the conviction of a known child killer, David Burgess.
Posted by D.P. Lyle, MD on July 30, 2012 in DNA, Interesting Cases
August 29, 2012 at 5:20 am
The importance of DNA evidence has grown considerably in recent years as improved technology renders more accurate results and DNA evidence is used more frequently to convict or exonerate defendants. As a result of its awesome ability to convict a perpetrator or exonerate a convicted offender, particularly in sexual assault and homicide cases, DNA evidence has become a powerful crimefighting tool.
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