- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego County woman convicted of killing her husband nearly 15 years ago has won a request to have evidence in her case tested for DNA.

Jane Dorotik’s lawyer says the DNA tests could support her claims of innocence.

The 68-year-old Dorotik has maintained her innocence since a jury found her guilty of murder in 2001. The same judge who presided over the case 14 years ago granted the motion for the tests last week.

The Union-Tribune newspaper says (https://bit.ly/21cnlyb ) the items to be tested are the rope that was used to strangle Robert Dorotik in the couple’s Valley Center home, and fingernail scrapings from his body. Neither was tested for DNA previously.

Robert Dorotik’s body was found in a wooded area about two miles from his home.

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Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, https://www.utsandiego.com

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