UCHastings Instagram

Student-Alumni #BOB
Instagram Photo Likes chesc2015, cristalergy, liannemarcella and 24 others like this.

UCHastings Spotlight

Experiential Learning

"I don't box just to box, to stay in shape. I want to fight." - Stalacia M. Leggett '14

Life @UCHastings

"I drink a lot of coffee."

"This is a video I made that basically condensed my first year into three minutes. I hope you enjoy it!" Video by Jennifer Bautista '12. 
Thursday, July 25, 2013

High-Tech, High-Risk Forensics

SAN FRANCISCO — WHEN the police arrived last November at the ransacked mansion of the millionaire investor Raveesh Kumra, outside of San Jose, Calif., they found Mr. Kumra had been blindfolded, tied and gagged.

Osagie K. ObasogieThe robbers took cash, rare coins and ultimately Mr. Kumra’s life; he died at the scene, suffocated by the packaging tape used to stifle his screams. A forensics team found DNA on his fingernails that belonged to an unknown person, presumably one of the assailants. The sample was put into a DNA database and turned up a “hit” — a local man by the name of Lukis Anderson.

Bingo. Mr. Anderson was arrested and charged with murder.

There was one small problem: the 26-year-old Mr. Anderson couldn't have been the culprit. During the night in question, he was at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, suffering from severe intoxication.

Full article: 

High-Tech, High-Risk Forensics
Op-Ed by OSAGIE K. OBASOGIE
Published: July 24, 2013

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/25/opinion/high-tech-high-risk-forensics.html

Go to News Archive

Share this Story

Share via Facebook
Share via TwitterShare via EmailPrint Friendly Version

Other Recent Stories/ RSS

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Health Law Team Wins at Baltimore Competition

Students utilized practical experience in the pharmaceutical industry and self-study of health law to make their winning case.
Monday, March 02, 2015

National Cultural Heritage Moot Court Championship!

Team members Katherine Green '16, Nathaniel Ku '16 and Andrea Tool '16 triumphed by arguing two rounds on Friday and four rounds on Saturday to become the National Champions. Writeup by Assistant Dean Toni Young '76.
Monday, March 02, 2015

Professor Purcell Shares Mediation Expertise at Indian Conference

In India, mediation is a bright spot in an overwhelmed court system.
Saturday, February 28, 2015

4 Things I Learned From Justice Cuéllar

2L Anthony Rodriguez reflects on California Supreme Court Justice Tino Cuéllar's visit to UC Hastings.
Friday, February 27, 2015

Chancellor & Dean Emerita Mary Kay Kane Elected to Board of IALS

The International Association of Law Schools was founded in 2005 at the behest of legal educators who recognized the growing inter-relationship of norms from transnational legal systems.
Go to News Archive