DNA Evidence in Ohio Murder and Wrongful Convictions

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April 29, 2016 by socialaction2014

Eight members of the Rhoden family were murdered execution style in Ohio, including a nineteen-year-old girl and a sixteen-year-old boy. DNA consultant Mehul B. Anjaria examines the DNA collection techniques used at the crime scene and what DNA experts look for when collecting evidence for execution style killings. We break down the DNA evidence in the case of Ingrid Lyne, the dismembered mother of three who went on a date and was never seen again. We also look into the wrongful conviction of Keith Allen Harward and the DNA evidence that finally proved his innocence after 33 years in prison and finally the murder of Krystal Beslanowitch in this episode of Crime Time hosted by Allison Hope Weiner.

In his 18+ year forensic science career Mehul B. Anjaria has seen the front lines of all sides of the criminal justice system. He is a member of the Panel of Expert Witnesses of the County of Los Angeles Superior Court. In 2009 he founded MBA DNA Consulting, LLC to assist criminal defense/civil attorneys and Pro Per inmates struggling with complicated forensic DNA issues in their cases. Mr. Anjaria’s services include: helping clients to understand the implications of the presence or lack of DNA evidence, reviewing DNA testing reports and documentation, providing expert witness testimony, assisting with the development of technical cross-examination, collection of DNA evidence, and witnessing of DNA testing that will consume the evidence.

Crime Time Full Episodes Playlist:
Crime Time Shorts Playlist:

00:01 Welcoming Mehul B. Anjaria to Crime Time.
02:10 Collecting DNA evidence.
05:12 The role of the DNA expert.
06:30 Touch DNA + Animal DNA.
07:49 The dismemberment of Ingrid Lyne.
09:00 Bail.
09:28 Working with pro-per inmates.
10:28 The garbage bags.
12:18 Evidence at the scene.
14:48 The recycling center & determining cause of death.
16:10 Keith Allen Harward conviction.
17:10 Bite mark evidence.
18:36 Hair analysis.
19:11 The murder of Krystal Beslanowitch.
19:40 The evolution of Touch DNA.
23:42 Testifying in court & jurors.
24:15 Thank you and goodbye.


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