DNA

Earth is indeed very old

Mr. (Daniel) West (Reader Input, Jan. 7) claims to use science to support a young Earth by extrapolating data; however his method is not scientific. For instance, the temperature ...

Prozac, babies a bad combo

Well, what do you know? Thousands of our soldiers have been misdiagnosed and labeled with “personality disorders” (Journal, Aug. 16). And just who misdiagnosed them? The so-c ...

DNA evidence vital in investigations

DNA evidence has been a large part of many high-profile Placer criminal convictions, but the process of gathering evidence and using it to solve a case is nothing like you see on t ...

Garrido tries to pull a fast one

I just have to wonder why El Dorado County is even considering allowing the Garridos (Phillip and Nancy) to waste the court’s time and money on the idea of so-called visitations ...

Guides’ murders remain mysteries

On Friday it will be five years since two El Dorado County river-rafting guides were brutally murdered while they slept on a beach. Their families had hoped that DNA evidence might ...

Prosecution calls DNA expert in Kovacich hearing

Prosecutors recalled a DNA expert to the stand in an effort to solidify a murder conviction for Paul Kovacich Jr. Monday. In January, the former Placer County Sheriff’s sergeant ...

Witness brought to tears at Kovacich trial

Diane Marie Ambrose burst out in tears and could hardly finish a sentence when a family portrait of a young Kovacich clan was displayed on a large television screen in a Placer Cou ...

Janet’s skull exhibited in courtroom

For a few hours Thursday, a physical piece of Janet Kovacich was in the same room as her husband, who is charged with her murder 26 years ago. Paul Kovacich is charged with murde ...