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Maryland v. King
Citation:569 U.S. 435 (2013)
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A man broke into a woman’s home and raped her. The police were unable to identify him based on a physical description, but they did obtain a sample of his DNA. King was arrested and charged for a different offense, and as part of a routine booking procedure for serious offenses, his DNA sample was taken. That DNA was found to match the DNA taken from the Salisbury rape victim, and King was tried and convicted for the rape.
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