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In this 2004 file photo a criminologist for the Arizona Department of Public Safety processes DNA samples at their lab in Phoenix. (Emmanuel Lozano/via AP, File)

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DNA testing backlog figures in departure of state scientist

Criminal cases from Prescott Valley among those affected

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a former supervisory forensic scientist failed to test DNA samples in dozens of cases and intentionally hid her caseload backlog.