Duke Lacrosse Defense: DNA Results Still Incomplete

Lawyers for the three charged Duke lacrosse team players filed a 39 page motion (available here, pdf) today arguing that they still have not received complete DNA analysis in the case.

In the motion, defense attorneys do not blame the special prosecutors for the issues because they said they did not have any direct knowledge of the withholding of evidence.

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    Good God. (none / 0) (#1)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Tue Feb 27, 2007 at 02:07:23 PM EST
    Defense lawyers in the Duke lacrosse case still have not received all the DNA test material in the case [now almost one full year after the alleged incident], according to a motion filed today.

    [Durham DA] Nifong had hired DNA Security to test 22 samples from evidence that a doctor and nurse at Duke Hospital collected from the body of the accuser.[...]

    In October, [after DNA Security director Brian Meehan admitted in court that Nifong asked him to withold 21 of the 22 DNA test results] a judge ordered Nifong to turn over all the underlying laboratory documents.[...]

    Meehan submitted a revised report on Jan. 12.

    In Tuesday's motion, defense lawyers said they recently discovered they [still] have received only 11 of the 22 electropherogram [DNA tests] from the samples collected at Duke Hospital.

    What a joke (none / 0) (#2)
    by Slado on Tue Feb 27, 2007 at 02:49:50 PM EST
    Now that Nilfong is out of this why is the local DA even keeping this case afloat?

    Everyone knows these guys are innocent.  

    Is there even a doubt now that these kids have any guilt in this othere then being college kids?

    Duke and the DA have taken a major black eye over this and it should come to a stop ASAP.

    I hope the parents of these kids and their lawyers win as much money as possible in a civil suit against the DA and the University.

    It's a joke at this point.