APD detectives use new DNA technology to help break Brittani Marcell case


IT )S NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT CREATES WHAT A PERSON LOOKS LIKE BY JUST USING A SAMPLE OF D-N-A. ALBUQUERQUE POLICE HAD NEVER USED IT BEFORE. AND WHEN THEY DID — IT HELPED DETECTIVES CRACK A NEARLY DECADE OLD COLD CASE. NEWS 13 )S MARISSA LUCERO EXPLAINS. BRITTANY, POLICE ARRESTED JUSTIN HANSEN ON NEW D-N-A EVIDENCE, WHICH THEY SAY LINKS HIM TO THE THE BRUTAL BEATING OF BRITTANI MARCELL. THEY SAY D-N-A ALSO HELPED COMPOSE A PROFILE THAT NARROWED DOWN THE SUSPECT SEARCH DRMATICALLY. AFTER NEARLY TEN YEARS — AND NO ARRESTS — A-P-D EXHAUSTED ALL ITS LEADS IN THE ATTACK THAT ALMOST KILLED THEN CIBOLA HIGH SENIOR BRITTANI MARCELL. “if my mom hadn )t come home that day, I probably wouldn )t be here today.” MARCELL WAS IN A COMA. SHE WOKE UP WITH NO MEMORY OF HER ATTACKER á (NOT UNTIL LAST YEAR WHEN SHE REMEMBERED THE NAME (JUSTIN HANSEN. 3:25″because this case was so old and there was no leads, we just had a name.”3:27 (AND D-N-A EVIDENCE LEFT BEHIND AT THE SCENE… AFTER DETECTIVES SAY BRITTANI )S ATTACKER CUT HIMSELF JUMPING THROUGH A WINDOW TO ESCAPE. A-P-D RAN WITH THE NAME AND ….AND TOOK THE INVESTIGATION ONE STEP FURTHER AND USED A NEWER TECHNOLOGY OUT OF VIRGINIA CALLED (PARABON SNAPSHOT D-N-A. 1:14″you get a sample of the DNA, they )re able to recreate an imagine1:17 — 1:21″it )s an exclusion process, you can exclude 49 people and get down to the one person”1:26 POLICE DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE NATION ARE NOW TURNING TO THE COMPANY TO HELP NARROW DOWN THEIR SEARCHES. IT TAKES D-N-A SAMPLES AND PRODUCES TRAIT PREDICTIONS FOR PERSONS OF INTEREST….LIKE WHAT COLOR OF EYES, HAIR, AND SKIN THEY WOULD HAVE… EVEN DOWN TO THE SHAPE OF THEIR FACE. IN THIS CASE PARABON SNAPSHOT CAME UP WITH THIS… ON THE RIGHT IS ONE OF HANSEN )S OLD MUG SHOTS — THE LEFT IS THE SNAPSHOT PROFILE.. 2:26″you )re looking at both pictures side by side, it )s jaw dropping.”2:29 IT WAS THE FIRST TIME DETECTIVES USED THE TECHNOLOGY — BUT A-P-D SAYS IT WON )T BE THE LAST. 9:58″it will bring justice to those who need it, it will bring closure to families who have been waiting along time and i )m sure it will start closing cold cases rapidly.”10:08 FOR THIS CASE ALONE — THE PROFILE CREATION COST 31-HUNDRED BUCKS. A-P-D SAYS IT WILL ONLY EXPLORE THE OPTION OF USING THIS TECHNOLOGY ON HOMICIDES, RAPES AND OTHER COLD CASES. BACK TO YOU. OKAY MARISSA, LAST WEEK A GRAND JURY INDICTED HANSEN. HE WAS ALSO RELEASED FROM JAIL AFTER A JUDGE DENIED THE STATE )S MOTION TO KEEP HIM LOCKED UP UNTIL THE TRIAL, CITING A LACK OF CRIMINAL HISTORY. INSTEAD OF HELPING GET

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