British backpacker murder trial: DNA on murder weapon ‘does not match’ accused

Forensic scientist tells Thai court that DNA found on garden hoe allegedly used to murder Hannah Witheridge and David Miller does not match two accused Burmese men

The garden hoe allegedly used to bludgeon to death two young British backpackers on a Thai holiday island did not carry the DNA of the Burmese men on trial for their murders, a key defence witness has testified.

Forensic evidence is crucial to the prosecution case against the two migrant workers as they have both retracted confessions that they later claimed were given under torture by Thai police.

“But police witnesses said they did not test the hoe for DNA. They testified that they examined the item for fingerprints but found none.”

Read more in The Telegraph

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