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    Man successfully sues for return of his DNA sample after investigation

    A Cape Cod man has won a two-year legal battle to get back a DNA sample he voluntarily gave to authorities investigating a murder.

    Keith Amato of Provincetown submitted the DNA sample during the investigation into the 2002 stabbing death of fashion writer Christa Worthington, whom he knew through his former father-in-law.

    When Christopher McCowen was convicted in November 2006 of Worthington’s rape and murder, Amato asked for the cheek swab back. He was even part of a class-action lawsuit.

    He says after repeated requests, the sample was returned to his Boston-based lawyer on Wednesday.

    The law firm Proskauer Rose LLP is still seeking the return of more than 100 other DNA samples collected in the case.

    The Cape and Island district attorney says they have been destroyed.

    By Associated Press
    Thursday, August 28, 2008 - Added 9h ago

    http://news.bostonherald.com/news/re...osition=recent

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    Ummm why??
    And anyways....results are still in the database, right? So what's the point??
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    To feel like he got one over on "the man".
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    Wonder how much it cost him to get the actual swab back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just KC View Post
    Ummm why??
    And anyways....results are still in the database, right? So what's the point??
    Maybe they were afraid they may use their DNA to make a clone!

    I am sure they used the excuse of planting evidence, what other reason could they have, as a sex offender they will always stay in the system. A perp always thinks like a perp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 Blue 4 U View Post
    A perp always thinks like a perp!
    So True!
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    If I recall, the police asked all of the males in the town and immediate area to voluntarily submit DNA samples so "they could rule them out as suspects". I thought the agreement was that any sample that didn't match was going to be disposed of and not get put in a database.

    Gee, someone fooled someone!
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