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Prosecution Links Defendant To Fatal Shooting

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STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) – Prosecution witnesses in Washington County District Court say a defendant’s fingerprints and DNA link him to a fatal shooting authorities have connected to stolen car parts.

The witnesses testified Dao Xiong’s fingerprints were found on Youa Lor’s stolen Nissan 350Z and his DNA was found on the gun investigators say was used to kill the 33-year-old St. Paul man. Prosecutors called 10 witnesses to the stand Monday, including forensic scientists and law enforcement investigators. The 20-year-old Xiong, of Oakdale, is accused of killing Lor after seeing his Nissan posted on Craigslist. Prosecutors say Xiong wanted Lor’s car parts for his own Nissan 350Z.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press says Lor was found shot in Lake Elmo last September. His car was found stripped of parts and abandoned the next day.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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