Judge delays ruling on request to record DNA tests

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – A Sedgwick County judge says he will wait two more weeks before decide whether to order the video recording of DNA testing in the deaths of a southern Kansas couple late last year.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1cDGEbq) reports District Judge Jeff Goering said Friday he would resume a hearing Feb. 14 after defense attorneys consult with their DNA experts to determine what needs to be recorded.

Forty-eight-year-old Roger Bluml and 53-year-old Melissa Bluml were shot in the head Nov. 15 at their home near Valley Center. Melissa Bluml died the next day, and her husband died Dec. 21.

Testing is expected to consume all the DNA evidence. Defense lawyers say taping the procedure would at least provide some oversight.

Four defendants, including the victims’ son, are charged with capital murder.

Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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