King’s DNA on swords likely left by direct contact, key witness testifies

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A day after testifying that a large amount of Denecho King’s DNA was found on the handles of swords allegedly used in a deadly attack in 2014, an expert witness testified Wednesday the deposits were most likely left by direct contact. DNA expert and key Crown witness Kenneth Hunter, facing cross-examination from King’s lawyer Jay...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at editorial@nnsl.com.