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A Bar Code, Indicted

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that when the true name of a suspect — identified by a DNA profile and the name "John Doe" on an indictment — is determined, that suspect can be prosecuted, even after the statue of limitations has passed, reports The Boston Globe.

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