Government requests Jose Rodriguez undergo fingerprinting


The defense for Jose Rodriguez-Cruz and the government discussed DNA evidence in a status hearing while Rodriguez-Cruz awaits a trial.

Rodriguez allegedly killed 47-year-old Pamela Butler and was charged with first-degree murder on April 10. According to detectives he has had a history of alleged violence.

The government said some DNA testing had been conducted but the results indicated that no DNA was discovered. They also stated that they would give the defense any additional results if they decide to do more DNA testing. In order to do more testing the government requested that Rodriguez have be fingerprinted.

They are set to appear in court on Sept. 29 for a status hearing.

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