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Lil Wayne in court over DNA evidence in gun case



Tbd-lilwayne102209 Rapper Lil Wayne was in court in Manhattan on Wednesday for a hearing in his gun case centering on DNA evidence that may link him to a firearm found on his tour bus following a 2007 raid, E! reports. Indeed, it's possible that .40-caliber pistol may have been his.

Dwayne Carter III was charged with one count of criminal weapons possession and one count of criminal possession of a loaded weapon, with both carrying a maximum of 15 years in the clink -- and a minimum of 3 1/2 years.

"They started Frye hearings regarding the DNA sample taken from the gun," Manhattan DA spokeswoman Tracy Goldman told E!. "It is a discussion about (scientific) evidence and the evidence being discussed is a sample of DNA."

More specifically, it was about whether the tiny amount of DNA the cops collected is enough to prove it was Wayne's heater; the defense argues the NYPD's profiling system isn't accepted by the wider scientific community. The hearing will resume Thursday, if anyone is awake enough to continue.

[Photo: AP]


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:02am]


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