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PEOPLE v. BROWN, F034208

In determining whether a database sample is appropriate for comparison of DNA testing, evidence that a disproportionate number of individuals came from same geographic area is insufficient to disqualify the sample absent a sub-population in that geographic area.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/14/2001
  • Published 08/14/2001

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  •  David Joseph Macher, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, Riverside, for Defendant and Appellant., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, David P. Druliner, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Assistant Attorney General, W. Scott Thorpe and David A. Rhodes, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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