A call for more DNA samples
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NEW YORK STATE -- The state's criminal justice commissioner is urging prosecutors around the state to take DNA samples from all people who make plea bargains in misdemeanor cases.
Lawmakers were unable to pass a proposal that would have expanded the samples to everyone convicted of non-felony crimes.
New York has a data bank with genetic material from more than 356,000 criminals convicted of felonies and certain misdemeanors, as required by law. Authorities say it has helped more than 10,000 investigations, including decade-old crimes.
This past June, Michael Mosley, was recently arrested for an eight-year-old murder in Troy. Investigators said they found DNA evidence linking him to the crime. He's pled not guilty.
Two other men who were arrested for the murder in 2007 had charges against them dropped.