Questions Raised by DNA in Vermont Murder Conviction

Jul 25, 2012

Lawyers for a former New York man in prison for the 1994 murder of his wife say new analysis of DNA evidence points strongly to his innocence.

The Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus report that the prisoners' rights division of the defender general's office has filed court papers on behalf of John Grega, who was convicted in 1995 in the rape and murder of his wife, Christine, the previous year.

The Gregas were from Lake Grove, N.Y., on Long Island and were vacationing in West Dover when Christine Grega was killed.

Defender General Matthew Valerio says DNA test results obtained recently show the genetic material of an unknown male on Christine Grega's body. He says the new tests were made possible by a law Vermont passed in 2008.

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