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Police: DNA Shows Suspect in Victim’s Apartment

court-5WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A crime scene investigator testifying in the trial of a woman accused of beating and strangling her pregnant friend and cutting the baby from her womb says that of three items in the victim’s apartment tested for DNA, one showed the suspect had been there.

Karen McDermott of the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab said Tuesday there was no evidence of Darlene Haynes’ blood in Julie Corey’s Worcester apartment. Haynes was killed in 2009.

Under cross examination by defense lawyers, McDermott said she and other officials at the crime lab ordered testing for two bottles of Smirnoff Ice found in the apartment and a bloody blanket found in the apartment’s third floor.

Corey’s DNA was found on one of the Smirnoff Ice bottles and Haynes’ on the other.


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