Some state lawmakers are pushing to get more samples from offenders in Colorado’s DNA database. A bill proposed at the state Capitol would require samples even for some misdemeanors.
A Denver District Court judge declared a mistrial in a serial rape case Thursday after the defendant apparently killed himself.
Lynn Kimbrough with the district attorney’s office said William Costello, 47, has been charged with second-degree kidnapping and two counts of sexual assault in connection with an assault that took place in July 2011.
It’s headed for a tough fight in the Legislature, but the man behind the plan to require anyone convicted of any crime in Colorado to provide a sample of DNA says it would be a great tool for fighting crime.
CBS4 has learned a man accused of being a serial rapist has ties to at least one high-profile Colorado politician and may have volunteered for the Democratic Party.
He got into a fight in a grocery store parking lot and now Denver police believe DNA evidence connects that man to three rapes — one involving a 13-year-old girl.
A man accused of a series of rapes dating back to 2008 has been formally charged.