No trace of hitman Ron Young's DNA on car bombing items

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No trace of hitman Ron Young's DNA on car bombing items

By Valerie Cavazos. CREATED Mar 27, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - In the trial of socialite Pamela Phillips, the defense continues its efforts to shift the blame for the murder of Phillip's ex-husband Gary Triano to a Tucson billionaire, who had motive to kill.

During previous testimony, defense attorneys painted Tucson billionaire Neil McNeice as a vengeful business owner, who hired men to pull off the 1996 car bombing.

On the stand -- Thomas Fedor from a forensics lab in California. He testified he examined 28 items from the car bombing that included screws and electrical tape. Fedor testified that while using new and advanced methods of testing, he did not find any traces of DNA from convicted hitman Ron Young -- DNA that could have been left from touching or breathing on the items.   
 
But the prosecution said Young could have worn latex gloves and a mask. "If someone wore surgical mask and gloves perhaps the opportunity to exhale some droplets of saliva would have been prevented," he said.