Supervising chemist can testify in rape case if they independently verified correctness of DNA results State v. Roach __ NJ Super. __ (App. Div. 2014) (A-129-11)
Defendant’s confrontation rights were not violated by the testimony of the analyst who matched his DNA profile to the profile left at the scene by the perpetrator. Defendant had the opportunity to confront the analyst who personally reviewed and verified the correctness of the two DNA profiles that resulted in a highly significant statistical match inculpating him as the perpetrator. In the context of testing for the purpose of establishing DNA profiles.