DA: No Old Cases Found Where DNA Would Aid Suspect

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Fort Collins, Colo. (AP) The Larimer County District Attorney says a review of 36 old convictions found no cases where new DNA technology might have helped the defendant.

The review was prompted by the botched murder conviction of Tim Masters, who was freed in January after DNA evidence pointed to someone else as the killer.

District Attorney Larry Abrahamson said Wednesday his review started with more than 3,200 cases and was narrowed to 36 in which the identity of the defendant was an issue.

In those cases, convictions were based on testimony by victims, witnesses or co-defendants, on DNA evidence, or on non-DNA evidence such as blood samples or carpet fibers.

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