CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Two mothers are urging Nevada lawmakers to pass a bill they believe could have saved the life of a Reno woman raped and murdered in early 2008.
The duo is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday in support of SB243 — Brianna's Law.
Brianna Denison was raped and murdered after being kidnapped off a friend's couch in early 2008. Her mother, Bridgette Zunino-Denison, will be joined by Jayann Sepich whose daughter was also raped and murdered.
The bill they support would require suspects arrested for a felony in Nevada to submit a DNA sample to compare to other crimes.
Brianna's mother believes James Beila's criminal record may have led to his arrest before her daughter was killed if his DNA had been collected.
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