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Attorney for Suspect in Slaying of Jogger Seeks Dismissal of DNA Evidence

In a motion filed this month, the attorney for Angelo Colon-Ortiz says his client's DNA was collected in violation of his constitutional rights

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    Man Indicted in Marcotte Murder

    Angelo Colon-Ortiz, accused of killing jogger Vanessa Marcotte in Princeton, Massachusetts, was indicted Friday on a murder charge.

    (Published Friday, June 23, 2017)

    A lawyer for the suspect in the 2016 slaying of a Google employee killed while out for a run near her mother's Massachusetts home has asked a judge to throw out DNA evidence in the case.

    Edward Ryan Jr., who represents Angelo Colon-Ortiz, says in a motion filed this month that his client's DNA was collected in violation of his constitutional rights. Ryan says Colon-Ortiz, whose native language is Spanish, doesn't understand English, didn't understand a police interpreter, and thus could not voluntarily give a DNA sample.

    Prosecutors have not filed their response to the motion to suppress.

    Colon-Ortiz has pleaded not guilty in the August 2016 death of 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte, who lived in New York City but was visiting her mother in Princeton, Massachusetts when she was killed.

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