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Roe’s DNA found on gun used in doctor’s slaying

LEXINGTON, Ky. — DNA that matched murder defendant Marty Roe’s DNA profile was found on the trigger and hand grips of the semiautomatic pistol that was used to shoot Lexington dermatologist Dr. Martha Post, a forensic biologist testified Tuesday.

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Marty Roe entered Fayette District Court for a preliminary hearing before Judge Kim Wilkie in Lexington , Ky., Tuesday, November, 22, 2011. He is charged with murder in the death of Lexington Dermatologist Marta Post. PHOTO | CHARLES BERTRAM, STAFF)

Kentucky State Police forensic biologist Alison Tunstall’s testimony provided more details about how police linked Roe to Post’s killing. Tunstall also was one of the prosecution’s last witnesses to be heard before it rested its case.

Prosecutors called 40 witnesses over five days including two Logan County (Ohio) Sheriff’s deputies, Sgt. Tony Robinson and Detective Phil Bailey.

The defense began presenting its case Tuesday. If all goes as expected, instructions to the jury and final arguments will be heard today after lunch, and the jurors will begin deliberations.


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