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If the DNA of identical twins was found at a crime scene (for eg.semen in a dead body) but neither of the twins want to confess, because they are protecting each other, should both get punished ?

the DNA of identical twins are identical of course..

 
gwen20

Asked by gwen20 at 11:35 PM on Apr. 11, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • innocent until proven guilty
    duwana

    Answer by duwana at 3:29 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • Even if they are identical, there is one difference between them. The fingerprints will not be the same. That is one thing that is different among the two will always be their finger prints. When they are born, they are not the same.
    amessageofhope

    Answer by amessageofhope at 12:41 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • Twins don't have matching DNA...
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 11:36 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Yes becasue the other one is help covering up a crime.

    Did you get this from SVU lol?
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 11:36 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Nope! Thats NOT how the law works. There are markers in the blood to tell WHICH twin it is that committed the crime. Saw it on CSI once.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 11:37 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • The prosecutor would just have to make a good enough case with circumstantial evidence against one.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 11:39 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • @mommyoftwo that is a crime, i agree, but they can't prove who did what. they can put them both on trail, one for murder and one for covering up the crime but theres a good chance the juries would find them not guilty because there is resonable doubt......
    ElsaSalsaaa

    Answer by ElsaSalsaaa at 11:39 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Until recently identical twins were thought to have identical DNA, but newer techniques have found differences.

    Either way no innocent person should go to jail, but we know that's not always how it works.
    kaylan010

    Answer by kaylan010 at 11:40 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Even though they are twins their DNA wouldn't be the same. They can figure out who did it just by comparing the DNA markers in the semen in the body with the twins semen.
    GomezMami2908

    Answer by GomezMami2908 at 11:41 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • well some identical twins have DNA that is so similar they have a very hard time distinguishing who is who. i saw it on tv about a real live case. the people from the lab studied their DNA for years trying to find some difference and they never did.
    gwen20

    Comment by gwen20 (original poster) at 11:42 PM on Apr. 11, 2011