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Posted: Thursday, 24 October 2013 7:52AM

DNA analyst: Accused killer's DNA found on victim



NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A DNA analyst with the Indiana State Police told a southern Indiana jury a sample taken from beneath a slain woman's fingernail contained DNA matching the man accused in her slaying.

DNA analyst Paulita McGuire testified Wednesday during William Clyde Gibson's murder trial that the DNA matching Gibson's profile which was found beneath one of 75-year-old Christine Whitis' fingernails is a likely sign of a struggle before she was slain.

Gibson is accused of killing Whitis and two other women over a decade. Whitis was Gibson's late mother's best friend. Prosecutors say Gibson lured Whitis to his home in April 2012 and sexually assaulted, strangled and mutilated her.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reports (http://cjky.it/1a2m1zp ) that Gibson faces the death penalty if convicted in Whitis' murder.

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