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‘Touch’ DNA up for scrutiny (access required)

Supreme Court will decide whether a murder conviction based entirely on new DNA technique can stand

Mark Bradley Carver, the man convicted of the 2008 murder of UNC-Charlotte student Irina Yarmolenko, will remain in prison after the North Carolina Court of Appeals rejected his argument that the trial court judge should have dismissed the charges because they were entirely dependent on the presence of Carver’s “touch” DNA.

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