Not every technician who analyzes DNA samples and other forensic evidence must be cross examined at the trials of suspects who are implicated by the technician’s analyzed evidence, a judge ruled.

Bronx Supreme Court Justice April Newbauer denied a motion by defense lawyers arguing that “five or six” technicians for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) who handled the DNA sample linking their client to a 2010 rape should testify so he could exercise his Sixth Amendment right to confront them.

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