Saturday, June 16, 2012

Bulletin: Kerry Max Cook; Preserved frozen DNA Evidence on way to private lab for testing in 1977 case; Tyler Morning Telegraph;

STORY: "Old DNA evidence to be rested in 1977 case," published by the Tyler Morning Telegraph on June 8, 2012.

GIST: "The preserved frozen evidence from a decades-old Tyler murder case is on its way to a private lab in Dallas for testing — after attorneys for the man convicted of that murder filed motions in Smith County in February to have it retested. Judge John Ovard, presiding judge of the First Administrative Judicial Region in Dallas, signed the order on May 23 for the DNA evidence from the 1977 Kerry Max Cook case to be sent from two state labs to Orchid Cellmark, a private lab, Smith County Assistant District Attorney Mike West said on Thursday. The DNA testing could take weeks, and there is no timeframe for the testing to be completed, West said."

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