Vial of serial killer Ted Bundy's blood to be used

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    It might be an interesting legal case. Serial killer Ted Bundy confessed to about 30 killings before he was executed in Fla in 1989. For some reason all the biological evidence relating to Bundy was ordered destroyed but a vial of Bundy's blood recently turned up. There is a legal challenge representing Bundy to prevent using the DNA to clear some of the cold cases in Washington State and other areas where Bundy was active namely a 8 year old murdered girl in Bundy's neighborhood when he was 15. It might have been his first murder but he always denied his involvement. Why lawyers would want to prevent the closure of old murders allegedly committed by Bundy more than 20 years after he was executed is anyone's guess.
     
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    i would think they would be objecting to the use of anyone's parts and/or fluids...after their death and without their permission
     
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    Don't take up a career in forensics bones. How many times do you see alcohol level of a dead drunk driver printed in the paper? Bundy gave his consent to take the blood sample. It certainly wouldn't ruin his standing in the community if forensic evidence proved he killed 31 women instead of only 30.
     
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    i would think any privilege dies with the person.
     
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    I think common sense would click in when the issue is closing cold case murders and there is no doubt that the suspect was perhaps the most notorious monster in modern history.
     
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    If they acquired the vial of his blood by having a medical professional draw it while he was in custody, then they DID get his permission to do so. If they acquired it as evidence at the scene of a crime, then they don't NEED his permission.
     
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    Why not research and cite the documents explaining the objection(s), rather than debating in a vacuum – if it matters to you.
     
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    the article does not mention a legal challenge....

    only that his blood has been found and may be used...
     
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    It's OK Jonsie. You can have an opinion about the subject without asking Huffington's permission. You can reason things out without consulting Soros or Dan Rather. Most reporters and blogmeisters don't have the answers anyway. All they do is give opinions like we do. It's a complicated issue and this is a discussion forum. I know that because it says so at the top of the page. Why would anyone object to using a deseased killer's blood to clear cases? Can you violate the rights of someone who was executed 22 years ago?
     
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    You don't need permission in if a warranty was given!
     

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