Today on my blog I have a guest post by author DJ Swykert who talks about his novel ‘The Death of Anyone‘ and the use of familial DNA as evidence in the US justice system, discussing a real life case from 2011, that of The Grim Sleeper.
Unique DNA Search Catches the Grim Sleeper
The underlying theme in The Death of Anyone, Melange Books, poses the Machiavellian question: Does the end justify the means? Bonnie Benham, the lead detective in my story, has her own answer. But the legality of this question was answered in a real life courtroom in the California trial of a serial killer dubbed by the media: The Grim Sleeper.