- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The lawyer for a man charged with killing a 92-year-old Waterville man says the presence of the defendant’s DNA doesn’t mean he’s the man who inflicted more than a dozen stab wounds.

Assistant Attorney General Donald Macomber told jurors that Ronald Cummings’ DNA was found in the out-turned pockets of several of the victim’s pants and that “common sense” pointed to him as the killer. Defense lawyer Darrick Banda said DNA evidence suggests only that Cummings is a thief, not a killer.

The trial got underway Thursday for Cummings, a handyman who’d done some work for Aurele Fecteau (AHR’-ee-ahl FEHK’-toh).

Police say Fecteau was killed in a robbery. The victim’s son told jurors that his father’s bedroom appeared to have been ransacked when he found the body.

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