The mother who fought to get “Katie’s Law” passed in New Mexico is now fighting to get it passed in another state.
Jayann Sepich’s daughter Katie was raped and murdered in 2003 while going to school at New Mexico State University.
Three years went by before a man already in jail was linked to Katie’s murder through DNA. Jayann Sepich is now calling on lawmakers in North Carolina after a string of sexual assaults there.
She wants them to enact “Katie’s Law,” which allows DNA to be collected from anyone arrested for a felony. Since Katie’s death, Jayann Sepich has helped dozens of other states pass “Katie’s Law.”