It appears that further DNA testing will take place, in the case of 35 year old Randall Wayne Kirkpatrick – who was indicted on a charge of murder in 2014.
Kirkpatrick, piedmont resident, stands charged with the shooting death of his wife Deborah back in 2003; she was found dead in her home after receiving a shotgun blast to the head.
The testing will involve a t-shirt stained with blood evidence; forensic specialists warn that the test be the last that can be performed on that particular DNA, due to the fact the sample will be destroyed in the process. Both sides are reportedly agreeing to accept the results of the test.
Results are expected to be available perhaps as early as the end of this week.
Following his wife’s death, Kirkpatrick moved to Tennessee until his June 2014 indictment.
He was released on a $100,000 bond the following month, under a condition that he remain in Calhoun County in court-approved housing under GPS monitoring.