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DNA given voluntarily links Calif. man to rape


Sample was intended for his brother's case

By Brandon Bailey
San Jose Mercury News

CAMPBELL, Calif. — When David Pearman gave investigators a sample of his DNA, he knew it might help them link his older brother to the brutal 1983 rape and murder of a Campbell teenager.

But last week, detectives came knocking at Pearman's door again. This time, they said, his DNA had connected Pearman to a separate horrendous crime - the rape of an 81-year-old San Jose woman.

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