In the courts: DNA expert testifies in trial man accused of killing two women

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The third day of the first-degree murder trial of Brandan Butler wrapped Thursday with a DNA analyst’s testimony.

Brandan Butler, 30, is accused in the violent deaths of 26-year-old Karyl Cox and 24-year-old Jacqueline Beadle, who were found dead in their Bragg Street home on May 11, 2014.

The analyst testified that an unknown male DNA presence was on Jacqueline Beadle, but none of the samples were those of Butler. The analyst also testified that bloody clothes given to a friend of Butler’s to wash tested positive for Beadle’s DNA.

Judge Michael Nerren is presiding over the bench trial and will ultimately decide on Butler’s guilt or innocence.

Bossier Assistant District Attorney Andrew Jacobs is prosecuting the case.

Testimony resumes Thursday morning at 9:00 A.M.

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