- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

BOSTON (AP) - A man who sued after the DNA sample he voluntarily gave to authorities investigating the killing of a Cape Cod fashion writer was not destroyed as promised has settled.

Under terms of the settlement, state police will destroy electronic data containing the DNA profile of former Provincetown resident Keith Amato that was collected during the investigation into Christa Worthington’s 2002 slaying. Police will be allowed to keep paper copies of Amato’s DNA information.

Amato filed suit in 2008 alleging state police, the state crime lab and the Cape and Islands district attorney’s office violated his civil rights by retaining his DNA profile longer than promised.

Amato tells the Cape Cod Times (https://bit.ly/1g54wTP ) he’s “absolutely satisfied” with the resolution.

Worthington’s former trash collector was convicted of killing her.

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Information from: Cape Cod (Mass.) Times, https://www.capecodonline.com


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