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Week Two Of Mackowiak Trial Underway

Posted by wlpo on February 15, 2012

DNA evidence took center stage during the Keith Mackowiak murder trial.

Jessica York, a forensics analyst from Ohio state testified that bloody gloves found in a fast food bag had Al Twardowski’s and Mackowiak’s DNA on them.  Mackowiak told police where to find the gloves during an interrogation interview.  Prosecutors think Mackowiak used the gloves to kill Al and Catherine Twardowski.

Later on yesterday, Mackowiak friend Arlow Hougas of Seneca told the jury Mackowiak came to a drinking party before the murders and asked for tools and dark clothes.  He said he didn’t ask why and that it was normal for him to lend friends clothes.

Hougas then testified that Mackowiak came back the day the Twardowski bodies were found and asked to wash those clothes, saying he had blood on his socks.  A few others backed Hougas about the laundry episode.

Testimony resumes this morning in Ottawa.

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