STORY: "Adam Bower's sexual assault trial: Day Two," by reporter Andrew Havranek, published by WDTV on May 27 2015.
GIST: "Wednesday marked the second day of trial for a 14-year-old sexual assault and robbery case, and the big question in the courtroom is still whether or not there is one suspect or two. Prosecutors called upon multiple forensics experts and police detectives, and explained in-depth how DNA was pulled from the then 83-year-old victim. Experts went through the DNA pulled from swabbing the victim, from a pillowcase and bed sheet, as well as an article of clothing from the victim. One forensics expert from California based company Forensic Analytical Systems explained how they separated the DNA that did not belong to the victim. Based on their examinations, they found the male's DNA belonged to one person, who they identified as "unknown male number one." Bowers was linked to this case after a test showed it was his DNA, not Joseph Buffey's, who pleaded guilty in this case when it happened back in 2001."
The entire story can be found at:http://www.wdtv.com/wdtv.cfm?func=view§ion=5-News&item=Adam-Bowerss-Sexual-Assault-Trial-Day-Two-23428
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