Saline County Judge To Decide On DNA Testing

By: AP (posted by Greg Palmer)
By: AP (posted by Greg Palmer)

(AP) -- Salina, Kan A Saline County judge says he'll decide as soon as possible on what DNA testing, if any, will be allowed in the case of a man convicted of raping and killing a woman in 1982.

The Salina Journal reports ( ) Saline County District Court Judge Patrick Thompson said Tuesday he'll decide soon about the DNA testing in the case of Robert H. Lackey II, who was convicted of first-degree murder and rape in the death of 22-year-old Sara Ann Brecheisen.

Lackey's case was sent back to district court in 2012 by the Kansas Supreme Court for a hearing on whether Lackey should be granted DNA testing on some hair found on Brecheisen's body.

Thompson says he'll also consider whether new testing procedures should be completed.

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