Judge denies convicted man DNA testing for second time
OMAHA, Nebraska: For the second time in a row Juneal Pratt has been denied DNA testing of evidence collected in his case. He is serving his 36th year in prison for the rape, sexual assault and robbery of two Iowa sisters at an Omaha motel in 1975.
His first request was denied by the Nebraska Supreme Court and his second was recently denied by Douglas County district judge Russell Bowie who said that the evidence had not been stored properly and it may have been contaminated by other DNA.
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