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Maryland v. King
Citation:569 U.S. 435 (2013)
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In 2003 a man concealing his face and armed with a gun broke into a woman’s home in Salisbury, Maryland. He raped her. The police was unable to identify the assailant based on any detailed description or other evidence they then had. In 2009, Alonzo King was arrested in Wicomico County, Maryland. His DNA sample was taken by applying a cotton swab of filter paper – known as a buccal swab – to the inside of his cheeks. The DNA was found to match the DNA taken from the Salisbury rape victim. King was tried and convicted for the rape.
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