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Lawyers Seek Evidence Dismissal in Runner Slaying Case – NBC New York

What to Know

  • In a listening to on Wednesday, attorneys for Angelo Colon-Ortiz acknowledged that the police illegally collected DNA samples from Colon-Ortiz.
  • Angelo Colon-Ortiz has pleaded not responsible to a homicide cost in the demise of Vanessa Marcotte, 27, in the city of Princeton.
  • Marcotte was visiting her mom in 2016 when she didn’t return from a run. Her physique was discovered hours later in the close by woods.

Lawyers for the person charged with killing a Google worker from New York who went lacking whereas out for a run in Massachusetts in 2016 questioned the competency of police investigating the case throughout a listening to to get DNA proof thrown out.

Angelo Colon-Ortiz has pleaded not responsible to a homicide cost in the demise of Vanessa Marcotte, 27, in the city of Princeton.


Colon-Ortiz’s attorneys in a listening to Wednesday mentioned DNA samples collected by state police in March 2017 have been obtained illegally and their consumer didn’t totally perceive their questions as a result of he solely speaks Spanish and believed he had no alternative however to offer his DNA pattern, The Telegram & Gazette reported.

They additionally allege his rights weren’t correctly defined to him.

The state police testified that they defined to Colon-Ortiz what they needed and that he learn and signed a consent kind that was in Spanish.

The decide didn’t rule Wednesay and proceedings are scheduled to proceed Thursday.

Marcotte was visiting her mom in 2016 when she didn’t return from a run. Her physique was discovered hours later in the close by woods.


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