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Criminal law — First degree murder

Aug 11th, 2017 in News by admin

Armed kidnapping — Evidence — Scientific evidence — DNA — Probabilistic genotyping — Because court concludes that 2013 legislative amendments

to evidence code adopting Daubert standard for expert testimony are substantive in nature, and because court is bound by Crane Co. decision of Fourth District Court of Appeal applying Daubert standard, circuit court will apply Daubert standard to challenged scientific evidence — Where state met burden to demonstrate that probabilistic genotyping and STRmix software are reliable, expert may testify concerning genotyping, software and results of analyses performed