Florida has unsolved crimes that have remained open for decades. Now, state lawmakers want DNA samples to check if some perpetrators are already in custody.
State Sen. Blaise Ingoglia and state Rep. Tom Fabricio filed legislation calling for the collection of DNA from all inmates currently serving sentences but who have never submitted a sample.
“Capturing these DNA samples will allow law enforcement to potentially close decadeslong cold cases and bring the families much-needed closure they deserve,” said Ingoglia, a Spring Hill Republican. “Victims have rights, too, and that includes the right to know who committed atrocious crimes against their loved ones.”
Ingoglia on Friday filed his bil...