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Court Says No to DNA Request

| February 18, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine’s supreme court has rejected a bid by a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and a toddler to require additional DNA tests that he claims could have showed someone else committed the crimes. Jeffry Cookson wanted DNA tests on clothes worn by another man, David Vantol, who claimed responsibility for […]

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Dechaine DNA Challenge

| November 7, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The Maine man serving a life sentence for murder in the death of a 12-year-old girl is seeking a new trial based on new analysis of DNA evidence. But a DNA expert testified Thursday that Dennis Dechaine could not be excluded as the donor of DNA found on a T-shirt and […]

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