JUDGE HUMPHREYS TO HEAD DNA REVIEW PANEL

Court of Appeals Judge Robert J. Humphreys has been named by Governor Warner to head a panel to review the Commonwealth’s Crime Laboratory, relating to the agency’s handling of DNA evidence.  The panel was created in response to criticism of the laboratory arising out of several high profile cases, most notably that of Earl Washington.  The panel comprises DNA specialists from several states, and is expected to issue a report over the summer.