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Defense tries to cast doubt on DNA in Sierra LaMar murder case

Published Friday March 3

Attorneys for a man on trial in the kidnapping and slaying of South Bay young person Sierra LaMar tried to poke holes in the prosecution’s case Thu by raising the possibility that DNA from a person not connected to a killing can show up at a crime scene.

While cross-examining Santa Clara County criminologist Michele Bell, an attorney for defendant Antolin Garcia-Torres, 25, asked about a local killing in which an innocent man’s DNA was found on the victim.

Barlow did not get the chance to mention what San Jose murder case she was referring to. But in 2013, 26-year-old San Jose resident Lukis Anderson was charged with murdering Monte Sereno millionaire

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