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Monday, June 3, 2013 - 10:33pm
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The United States Supreme Court upheld a Maryland law Monday on DNA sampling that has implications on Katie's Law in New Mexico.
The court ruled 5 to 4 that collecting a DNA sample at the time of arrest is constitutional.
Katie's Law in New Mexico is named after Katie Sepich, a 22-year-old NMSU student who was brutally murdered in 2003.
Family waited three years for her killer to be convicted before DNA sampling was allowed by law.
The New Mexico law requires anyone arrested for a felony to submit to a DNA sample.