The Fayetteville Observer reports herethat the government rested today. The government presented the DNA evidence today, which the Fayetteville Observer summarized:
The state’s last witness testified that a sperm sample taken from Kathryn Eastburn’s body belonged to Hennis. . . .
Jennifer Hopper is the former forensic biologist with the State Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab who tested a vaginal swab taken from Eastburn’s body.
Hopper said the DNA profile found in the sperm matched Hennis. She said she used a database of the North Carolina population to calculate the chances that another white male would have the same DNA profile and found odds of 12.1 thousand trillion to one.
The Defense is set to begin its case today.