CLEVELAND - The Ohio Supreme Court will hear eight cases in Cleveland next month, including one about police and crime labs preserving DNA samples.
The court says half of the cases will be heard Sept. 25 at the Case Western Reserve University Law School. The justices convene the next day at a county courthouse for the remaining cases. High school students will observe both sessions.
The first case was filed by an inmate who was sentenced to life in prison for a fatal stabbing 15 years ago but maintains his innocence. At issue is a 2010 law requiring authorities to preserve biological evidence in certain crimes and provide information about that evidence to defendants.
The court will consider whether the requirements apply to evidence authorities already possessed when the law took effect.
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