The preliminary hearing had been delayed due to personal emergency involving one of the attorneys but it began again today. They are now discussing DNA and it appears they have profiles from four males who have not been identified as well as trace evidence of others:
MARTINEZ — DNA from four of the seven defendants in the Richmond High School gang rape case was recovered from the victim and objects found at the crime scene, according to preliminary hearing testimony Wednesday. Investigators also obtained DNA profiles from four males who have not been identified, as well as numerous samples of trace DNA too weak to create DNA profiles, said Dave Stockwell, forensic supervisor at the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office crime lab.
The strongest DNA sample recovered was that of a 41 year old rat bastard piece of shit who wasn’t even arrested until two months after the assul. Thank god they are still collecting DNA as that is one of the areas they are threatening to cut in order to balance the budget of this disgusting and almost bankrupt state. Where are their fucking priorities? The funding for the lights that may have prevented this crime had passed the Richmond budget but somehow it was used for something else. I have been trying to find out exactly what they did with that money but I’m sure it will never be revealed. Of couse the lights have been installed now but why didn’t they install them when they received the funding. This was area known for violence and crime. Where were the security officers assigned to tprotect those attending he party?
Police obtained DNA samples from 14 people, including the victim, the defendants, and six other young men who admitted to being at the scene. The strongest DNA evidence in the case is connected to defendant John Crane, a 43-year-old Richmond man who was arrested two months after the assault based on a cold DNA hit. None of the more than a dozen young men interviewed by police, however, described seeing a man in his 40s that night, according to testimony. Crane’s sperm was recovered from seven areas of the victim’s body, her dress, one used and broken condom, a walkie-talkie, a brandy bottle and two shirts that one man used to cloak the victim before police arrived, according to Stockwell. Crane’s non-sperm DNA was found on the handle of the victim’s purse.
The hearings will continue tomorrow and you can read the entire article here.