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DNA on hockey stick matches victim in Hillsborough County's Walker Middle School rape case, FDLE lab says

TAMPA — State crime lab tests recovered DNA from a hockey stick edge and a blade matches that of a Walker Middle School rape victim who claims four teammates used the object in repeated sexual assaults.

The test results came to light in a prosecution motion to have DNA samples taken from the four defendants.

The state attorney's office is asking a Hillsborough County judge to order the suspects to provide blood and saliva samples for comparison, noting that the test results found more possible DNA profiles.

The state's motion says a lab analyst for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement found that tests of other locations on the items revealed the presence of DNA mixtures of at least two and possibly four individuals.

Circuit Judge Wayne Timmerman will hear the state's motion at 9 a.m. today.

Defense attorneys have publicly attacked the state's evidence, saying two medical exams done on the victim showed no signs of an assault. The boy told investigators he was attacked between 10 to 12 times with a hockey stick and a broom handle in the school's locker room.

The flag football teammates — Randall John Moye III, 14, Lee Louis Myers, 14, Raymond Price-Murray, 14, and Diemante J. Roberts, 15 — have been charged as adults with four counts each of sexual battery.

They have all pleaded not guilty. All are free on bail, except Roberts, whose bail was revoked by Timmerman after he was arrested Aug. 7 on an unrelated theft charge.

Kevin Graham can be reached at or (813) 226-3433.

DNA on hockey stick matches victim in Hillsborough County's Walker Middle School rape case, FDLE lab says 08/31/09 [Last modified: Monday, August 31, 2009 10:19pm]
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