PITTSBURGH (AP) - A judge has again postponed the trial of a Pittsburgh man charged with robbing and killing two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker two years ago.
Allegheny County Judge Edward Borkowski on Tuesday delayed Allen Wade’s trial so his attorneys can appeal the judge’s ruling on DNA evidence.
Prosecutors say they’ve linked Wade to the February 2014 slayings of his neighbors, Sarah and Susan Wolfe, using DNA. Wade’s attorneys want the prosecution’s DNA expert to reveal the source code he used to make the computerized matches, but the judge has ruled that’s not necessary.
Borkowski gave the defense 30 days seek a Superior Court appeal of his ruling. If the court refuses to hear the appeal, jury selection and the trial will begin next month.
The women were the sisters of Democratic Iowa state Rep. Mary Wolfe.
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