- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

ALFRED, Maine (AP) - A scientist says she did not find DNA evidence on items police say a 26-year-old Maine man used to beat and stab his grandmother to death in Old Orchard Beach.

DNA expert Cathy MacMillan of the Maine State Crime Laboratory testified on Wednesday - the fifth day of Derek Poulin’s trial in York County Superior Court.

The prosecution rested its case against Poulin after MacMillan’s testimony. Prosecutors say Poulin used a golf club, wrench and knife to kill 61-year-old Patricia Noel in 2012.

MacMillan found traces of Noel’s on the golf club’s handle and the head of the wrench. The Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/1Fn0XU4 ) reports she found an unidentifiable trace of some male DNA on the golf club’s handle that could possibly be used against Poulin.

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