As Ansonia police investigate two homicides from last March, they are waiting for evidence to come back from the state Forensic Science Laboratory in Meriden.

But the lab is backed up — with delays running up to four years in some cases. The crime lab is also under scrutiny by the National Institute of Justice and a new state panel.

And that has at least one Ansonia victim’s family very concerned.

“I don’t think the waiting is impacting the case as much as it’s impacting my sister’s health at this point. She’s devastated,” said Margaret Rivera, whose nephew, Isaia Hernandez, was shot and killed outside a gas station on Wakelee Avenue in March.

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