DNA Match in Duke Lacrosse Case?
Karen Russell, who has been doing a terrific job
of covering the Duke lacrosse rape case, summarizes the new findings. There's a DNA match, but:But because a complete DNA pattern was not obtained from the tissue, it was not possible to match it with the nearly 100 percent certainty that DNA results usually offer, the sources added."
But the more explosive story is later:It sounds like they are choosing their words carefully by focusing on the word "conclusive" but perhaps even more significant is the defense allegation that the accuser DID have sex that night but NOT with one of the Duke Lacrosse players.
All along the defense has denied that any of the players had either consensual sex or raped her, so the idea that the DNA tests confirm sexual activity is a major bombshell:
Attorney Joseph Cheshire, who represents a team captain who has not been charged, said the tests showed genetic material from a "single male source" was found on a vaginal swab taken from the accuser, but that material did not match any of the players.
This may back up the theory that some have advanced that the accuser was raped prior to arriving at the lacrosse party, and that with her confused and inebriated state at the time, she just doesn't remember the real location where she was attacked.
Or maybe not
.Defense attorney Joe Cheshire declined to identify the mystery man or his connection to the alleged victim, but ABC News' Law and Justice Unit has learned that the unnamed source of the DNA is the alleged victim's "boyfriend," according to her mother.