First New York suspect arrested after grand jury indicts his DNA
NEW YORK A New York man faces robbery and sexual assault charges after becoming the state's first suspect arrested on an indictment based only on D-N-A.David Martinez is under arrest for the 1996 robbery and attempted rape of a German exchange student in a subway station.
In 2001, prosecutors used D-N-A found on the woman's clothing to hand up a John Doe indictment before the statute of limitations expired.
A national D-N-A databank showed a match with Martinez.
He's set to appear in court tomorrow.
A prosecutor in Wisconsin tells the New York Times his office has prosecuted eight people using D-N-A profiles since 1999. He says six of those suspects served prison time.
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