Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Defence Tries to Poke Holes in DNA Evidence at Trial of Travis Vader

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Defence Tries to Poke Holes in DNA Evidence at Trial of Travis Vader

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Defence tries to poke holes in DNA evidence

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EDMONTON - The defence lawyer for a man accused of killing two seniors who vanished in the summer of 2010 has cross-examined an RCMP scientist in an effort to poke holes in DNA evidence submitted at the trial.

Vashni Skipper testified Thursday that DNA matching Travis Vader's was found in four places in an SUV belonging to Lyle and Marie McCann.

She said it was on a Boxer beer can, a blood smear on the vehicle's centre console, the steering wheel and in blood on a passenger seat.

Under questioning by defence lawyer Brian Beresh, Skipper agreed that testing can't say when the DNA was put there.

She also agreed there was a possibility that sneezing into a vehicle or onto items might be enough to transfer DNA.

The McCanns were last seen driving their motorhome with their green Hyundai Tucson towed behind it as they set out from St. …

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