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PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Defense attorneys have dropped their effort to look deeper into a computer program that linked their client’s DNA to the western Pennsylvania robbery and murder of two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/1XERouv ) reports that attorneys for 45-year-old Allen Wade filed an application last week to withdraw their appeal to Pennsylvania Superior Court on the issue.

Allegheny County prosecutors say they’ve linked Wade to the February 2014 slayings of his neighbors, Sarah and Susan Wolfe, using DNA. Wade’s attorneys wanted the prosecution’s DNA expert to reveal the source code he used to make the computerized matches, but a judge ruled that wasn’t necessary.

The women were the sisters of Democratic Iowa state Rep. Mary Wolfe.


Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com


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