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US Supreme Court won’t review suburban Boston man’s case

January 12, 2016

CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review the case of a suburban Boston man convicted in the 2010 non-fatal stabbing of another man in Chelsea.

The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1l1Jy0z ) the high court on Friday denied 47-year-old Manuel Arzola’s request to review his 2012 conviction.

Arzola argued that a warrant was required to test his blood-stained shirt. He claimed that DNA profiles reveal private information that go beyond the scope of a person’s sex and unique identity.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rejected Arzola’s argument in a prior ruling. Their decision stated that a warrant wasn’t needed because Arzola’s shirt was lawfully seized. The court also said testing on the shirt revealed only the identity of the source.

Arzola was sentenced to serve seven years for the stabbing.


Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com

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