"I wouldn't have had further pressure on me to solve it. It was enough to go through," says green, "I didn't get it right therefore the case was not a quick and speedy kind of thing."
Because of incidences like this, Governor Cuomo has proposed a requirement that DNA samples be collected from anyone convicted of all types of crimes, not just serious ones.
"Often in very violent felony convictions people were arrested and convicted on an average of almost two or three times of lower level offenses," says Lieutenant governor robert duffy
Duffy joined Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara today to discuss this proposed legislation. He says DNA evidence has helped prosecutors solve nearly 3,000 crimes in New York, and exonerated people as well.
"When Linda Turner was killed in November, it all bubbled right back up and I thought, who's gonna have her voice? We need to speak of this. We need to do whatever we can to make sure this doesn't happen again," says Green
The Governor's proposal has already passed in the senate, and if it passes in the assembly, it'll go into effect in October of 2012.