Judge: Sex assault suspect allowed to blame twin
Sat, 16 Nov 2013 22:57:53 GMT —
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-- A judge says a Fort Carson officer linked by DNA to several sexual assaults on young girls will be allowed to blame his twin brother at trial.
The Gazette reports District Judge David Shakes ruled Friday it would be "inappropriate" to bar 1st Lt. Aaron Lucas' attorneys from presenting his identical twin as an alternate suspect, given their shared DNA.
Lucas' attorneys say investigators picked the wrong Lucas after discovering a DNA link to an unsolved attack on a young girl in Madison, Ala., in 2007, and another in Texarkana, Texas, in 2009. They assert those cases involve Lucas' twin brother, who hasn't been charged.
Lucas also has denied luring or trying to lure 11 girls into his vehicle in Colorado between 2009 and 2012.