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Reno County judge allows new DNA testing of evidence in 2000 strangulation case

A Reno County judge Friday granted a motion for new DNA testing of evidence in the case of a Hutchinson man serving a life sentence in the 2000 strangulation death of his ex-wife. District Judge Trish Rose found the request by Trevor Corbett met the ... read more

DNA links murder and rape of Holly Staker, 11, to second murder 8 years later

Delwin Foxworth was beaten to death with a board in 2000. DNA taken ... now both judges in Lake County. At a hearing Tuesday in Lake County Circuit Court, Owens argued that Williford deserves a new trial based on the new evidence. The judge scheduled ... read more

Bite mark on Metro East woman slain in 1978 pointed to her killer. Or did it?

Prante, behind bars for more than 34 years in the beating and strangulation ... New York City, said they have mailed a motion to the Madison County Circuit Court seeking a judge’s order for new testing. Specifically, they want to compare Prante’s DNA ... read more

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