"Brian Meehan, the director of a private lab that tested DNA samples, testified Friday about the testing procedures and the report the lab delivered to Nifong's office, which defense attorneys maintain was incomplete. The defense said the full report showed DNA samples from several men on the woman and her underwear, but none of the genetic material matched any of the players."
"Their motion also said that some of Meehan's own DNA contaminated the sample. Meehan said the lab didn't try to withhold information. He said he and Nifong chose not to release the full report to protect the privacy of lacrosse players who weren't
implicated in the case." WRAL
District Attorney Mike Nifong told a judge during today's Duke lacrosse case hearing that he was unaware of DNA that did not match the accused lacrosse players until this week, when defense lawyers included the information in a motion.The head of a private lab that did the testing said he had discussed testing results with Nifong at several meetings.Brian Meehan, head of DNA Security, the private lab that did the testing, said the evidence of other DNA was not included in the final report given to Nifong and defense lawyers because of privacy concerns and because he was not asked to provide that.
"Mr. Nifong specifically wanted us to say if the reference specimens matched any of the evidence. That's what we gave him."
Unaware? Didn't know? If Nifong didn't know that there were multiple DNA matches to other men, he may have been the only one following the case to not know and it didn't take any of us several meetings with the director of the lab to find out. Even the "word in the street" seemed to know:
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What's the good news??? I know you're kidding...if you think this is the big bombshell?? This thing about multiple dna not being linked to lacrosse players was known 7 months ago. Get real and report real news b/c this is not it.