Jerice Hunter murder trial: DNA analyst takes the stand

There are new developments in the Jerice Hunter murder trial.

A Department of Public Safety DNA Analyst took the stand and was questioned about blood stains.

Jhessye's body has never been found, and without her body proving a DNA match is difficult.

"How many people are there in the world," asked an attorney for the prosecution

"There are about 7 billion," answered Dan Marena, a DPS DNA Analyst.

"Yes, and we're in the quadrillions that this would be somebody's DNA?" asked the prosecutor.

"Yes," replied, Marena.

The DNA Analyst testified that the DNA profile from those blood stains belonged to a child of Jerice Hunter and George Shockley. Those are Jhessye's parents. The couple only had two children together; Jhessye, and an older sister. Her older sister's profile was then tested. The analyst found the blood on the carpet was not a positive match for her, but for her female sibling.

"If Jhessye is the only other daughter that Jerice Hunter and George Shockley had, besides (Jhessye's older sister), then would the blood on the carpet be Jhessye's?" asked the prosecutor.

"It is extraordinarily unlikely to be anybody other than Jhessye's," said Marena.
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