DNA techology proves pivotal as man pleads guilty to 1992 homicide

Mini-STR testing, uses short pieces of known DNA called primers to identify individual genetic profiles on shorter, degraded DNA fragments

By Nicole Levy
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MILWAUKEE — A trial that would have determined the outcome of a 20-yearold Milwaukee County murder case ended abruptly Wednesday afternoon when the defendant pleaded guilty to first-degree reckless homicide.

Cary Lee Holmes now faces up to 20 years in prison for killing a Milwaukee man in 1992.

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