Episode 1: Power Of Forensic DNA And Technology In Cold Case Prosecutions
Description: Learn how the power of DNA forensic science and technology have cracked cold cases. DA Anne Marie Schubert shares her passion for DNA forensics and highlights cold cases from the 70s and 80s, including the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer.
Show Notes: District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert is nationally known for forensic DNA and cold case prosecutions. Schubert talks about her background, experience and passion for pursuing justice through DNA evidence and cold case prosecutions. Schubert believes DNA is the most powerful tool to not only identify and hold perpetrators accountable, but to also exonerate the innocent.
Some notable cold cases are highlighted, including the recent arrest and pending prosecution of Joseph DeAngelo for what has been coined the East Area Rapist, Golden State Killer. The 2012 capital murder cold case against Richard Hirschfeld for the 1980 UC Davis Sweetheart Murders, the 1977 murder of 15-year-old Penny Parker and 1989 murder of 80-year-old Sophia McAllister are also discussed.
Schubert presents other positive developments that came out of pursuing these cold cases, including the passage of Prop 69, the Dead Inmate Project and a recent arrest of a Nevada prison inmate who was linked to a series of cold case crimes.
Schubert shares her thoughts on how far DNA forensics and technology have come and new innovative ways it is helping to solve cold cases.
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Tags: District Attorney, Anne Marie Schubert, Cold Cases, Cold Case Prosecutions, DNA, DNA Evidence, DNA Hit, Forensic Science, Justice, East Area Rapist, Golden State Killer, True Crime, Justice Journal