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08-28-08, 05:07 PM #1
Man successfully sues for return of his DNA sample after investigation
A Cape Cod man has won a two-year legal battle to get back a DNA sample he voluntarily gave to authorities investigating a murder.
Keith Amato of Provincetown submitted the DNA sample during the investigation into the 2002 stabbing death of fashion writer Christa Worthington, whom he knew through his former father-in-law.
When Christopher McCowen was convicted in November 2006 of Worthington’s rape and murder, Amato asked for the cheek swab back. He was even part of a class-action lawsuit.
He says after repeated requests, the sample was returned to his Boston-based lawyer on Wednesday.
The law firm Proskauer Rose LLP is still seeking the return of more than 100 other DNA samples collected in the case.
The Cape and Island district attorney says they have been destroyed.
By Associated Press
Thursday, August 28, 2008 - Added 9h ago
08-28-08, 05:16 PM #2
And anyways....results are still in the database, right? So what's the point??**********************
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but now I take a pill for that"
08-28-08, 07:15 PM #3
To feel like he got one over on "the man"."If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
08-28-08, 08:32 PM #4
Wonder how much it cost him to get the actual swab back?"An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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08-28-08, 10:36 PM #5
08-28-08, 10:50 PM #6SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
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08-29-08, 07:02 AM #7
If I recall, the police asked all of the males in the town and immediate area to voluntarily submit DNA samples so "they could rule them out as suspects". I thought the agreement was that any sample that didn't match was going to be disposed of and not get put in a database.
Gee, someone fooled someone!"When a crime is committed, liberals blame society. Conservatives blame the criminal." -Debra Saunders
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