Amber Kirwan trial continues with DNA expert

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By The Canadian Press - DNA evidence has been presented at the first-degree murder trial of Christopher Falconer, the man accused of fatally stabbing 19-year-old Amber Kirwan.

 
 

An RCMP forensic expert testified Thursday that Kirwan's DNA and that of the accused were found on a man's tank top recovered from the car Falconer drove.

There was also a third DNA sample on the shirt, but, it has not been identified.

Expert Thomas Suzanski says the shirt was the only piece of evidence that showed DNA from both Kirwan and Falconer.

In the Heathbell camper trailer the Crown alleges the young woman was kept, Kirwan's DNA was found in hair taken from a bed headboard, in hair on a bed frame and on three pieces of duct tape.

Falconer's DNA was not found in the trailer or at the burial site.

Kirwan was last seen leaving a pool hall in downtown New Glasgow in the early hours of Oct. 9, 2011.

Her naked, bound remains were found about a month later in a shallow grave in nearby Heathbell.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: New Glasgow

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