Schoharie report links DNA on DOT sticker to limo company operator
August 16, 2019 06:31 PM
New documents released on the Schoharie limo crash investigation show DNA from a DOT sticker matches that of the operator of Prestige Limousine.
NewsChannel 13 obtained the documents on Friday.
The Schoharie County District Attorney requested the DNA sample from Nauman Hussain.
A state police forensics report says the DNA on a crumpled up DOT out of service sticker matches Hussain.
Prosecutors believe the sticker was removed from the limousine one month before the crash to put the vehicle back on the road.
Hussain's attorney, Lee Kindlon, says this doesn't show when or how the DNA got on there or who took the sticker off.
Hussain Atty. Lee Kindlon tells @WNYT : “All that DNA match proves is that my client’s DNA was on a sticker in my client’s car. This doesn’t tell how the DNA got on there, when the DNA got on there, who took the sticker off or when the sticker was taken off.” 1/3— Jill Konopka (@jillkonopka) August 16, 2019
Atty. Kindlon continued: “And again, the reason the stickers was put on the car has nothing to do with the people’s theory in terms of why the car crashed. It’s an evidentiary nullity, it doesn’t really mean anything.” 2/3— Jill Konopka (@jillkonopka) August 16, 2019
Atty. Kindlon “We are still waiting for some part of the brake system reports and that seems to be integral to the people’s case. So, we’d like to see the results before we make the motion. What is in the brake fluid we think is really important to look at and examine.” 3/3— Jill Konopka (@jillkonopka) August 16, 2019
Also, Schoharie County Court Judge sets new date as both sides work to prepare for limousine crash trial in January, 2020. pic.twitter.com/eJFWAuRX9U— Jill Konopka (@jillkonopka) August 16, 2019
Updated: August 16, 2019 06:31 PM
Created: August 16, 2019 05:03 PM
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