Prosecutor says DNA found on blanket is key to trial in teen's 1974 Iowa farmhouse murder

  • by: RYAN J. FOLEY , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 15, 2014 - 6:01 PM

OTTUMWA, Iowa — Decades after a teenage girl was beaten and shot to death in a rural Iowa farmhouse, DNA testing on a blanket provided the evidence that investigators needed to finally charge a man who had been the prime suspect all along, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday.

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