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January 29, 2013
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Brianna's Law needs a chance

We recognize the dilemma Assemblyman Jim Wheeler finds himself in when it comes to Brianna's Law, which was proposed after kidnapping, rape and murder of Brianna Dennison.

The law, which failed to pass the Legislature in its final days, would have allowed law enforcement to take a DNA sample as part of the booking process, just as they now take fingerprints and a mug shot.

Dennison's assailant was arrested in 1996 on an unrelated charge and if the law had been in effect then, his DNA would have been on file. A computer search after one of two previous rapes …

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The Record Courier Updated Jan 29, 2013 06:40PM Published Jan 29, 2013 06:38PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.