Tuesday, 7 August 2007
DNA taken from the mask allegedly used in the 2005 robbery belongs to another man - the case of Lionel Tate
The robbery trial of Lionel Tate, once sentenced to life in prison for killing a girl when he was 12, was delayed several months Monday after defense lawyers said they have evidence that proves Tate did not hold up a pizza delivery man.
Tate lawyer Jim Lewis said DNA taken from the mask allegedly used in the 2005 robbery belongs to another man. A new witness also claims Tate never committed the robbery and never carried the gun, Lewis said.
"There's great doubt to how and who committed this robbery," Lewis said.