Bid to toss evidence in Pa. car wash murder denied

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EBENSBURG (AP) – A judge has denied a defense bid to toss out evidence in the trial of a man charged in the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend at a Western Pennsylvania car wash.


Twenty-one-year-old Demetrius Gibson of Johnstown is charged in the Aug. 6 slaying of 21-year-old Elizabeth Ann Miller in the parking lot of the Dollar Car Wash in Johnstown’s Moxham neighborhood.


The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown reports that the defense challenged evidence obtained in searches of an apartment and a vehicle as well as DNA samples, a photo identification lineup and electronic tracing.


The judge did order all DNA evidence as well as a video surveillance tape turned over to the defense. He hasn’t ruled on a request to move the trial or choose a jury from another area.


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