Updated: Jan 10, 2013 4:20 PM
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) — Legislation named after a
slain New Mexico State University student was signed into law by President Obama Thursday.
Katie Sepich enhanced DNA Collection Act of 2012 creates incentives for states if they implement programs to collect DNA from people arrested or charged with serious crimes.
In most states DNA is only collected if a person is convicted.
Katie Sepich was
raped and murdered in 2003.
At the time New Mexico did not collect DNA from felony arrests and her killer, Gabriel Avila, was not identified until three years later when he was convicted of another crime.
Copyright 2014 KRQE TV. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Did you like this article? Vote it up or down! And don't forget to add your comments below!
We welcome your thoughtful comments. Be the first to participate in the discussion. All comments will display your username and avatar.
Sign in or join now to post a comment. All comments will display your username and avatar.
Secretary of State:
Dianna J. Durán
Click the links below to get in touch with your elected officials.
Copyright © 2009 – 2014 LIN Media. All rights reserved.
N.M. Politics Blog | Videos |
Races | Offices |
Legislation | Activity Stream
Terms and Conditions |
RSS Feed |