DNA expert testifies board contained autistic girl's DNA - FOX 13 News

DNA expert testifies board contained autistic girl's DNA

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DNA expert testifies in the Misty Stoddard murder trial DNA expert testifies in the Misty Stoddard murder trial
SARASOTA (FOX 13) -

The prosecution called a forensic examiner to the stand on day three of testimony in the Misty Stoddard murder trial.

They are trying to prove Stoddard- who is charged with killing her 11-year-old autistic step-daughter, Melissa- routinely tied the girl to a wooden board whenever she would misbehave.

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The examiner testified in favor of their point, saying the board contained Melissa’s DNA.

The defense then tried to minimize the damage by suggesting the board could have been contaminated in the lab, or only had limited testing.

This comes after the prosecution presented the board to the jury on Monday, along with claims Misty “tortured” Melissa by binding her to it, and duct-taping her mouth to quiet her screams.

The trial is expected to continue all week.

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