BARRE, Vt. — Prosecutors say a Barre man’s DNA has been found at the scene where his former girlfriend was found dead.

Sixty-one-year-old Randall Gebo has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges in the death of 59-year-old Cindy Cook, of Barre. Her body was found over an embankment July 12.

Prosecutors submitted the DNA evidence at a court hearing Thursday.

The Barre Montpelier Times Argus reports an assistant attorney general said a piece of a belt located where Cook’s body was found contained Gebo’s DNA.

Gebo’s attorney says the state’s submissions thus far do not establish that the homicide was a first-degree murder.

The defense has 30 days to review the evidence and file any objections.


Information from: The Times Argus, http://www.timesargus.com/

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