At Fort Bragg, a military jury is hearing evidence in the death penalty trial of Master Sergeant Tim Hennis. Yesterday the jury heard from a former FBI agent who did forensic blood tests on material found at the crime scene. This testing was done years before the advent of DNA technology; rather the agent was matching enzymes from blood in the sample to enzymes in blood known to have been taken from the victim and the defendant. Although the tests revealed enzymes matching the victim, there was no match to Tim Hennis.
The defense also raised questions about the handling of evidence over the last 20 years. Some envelopes which are supposed to contain hair and fiber samples are empty, and there seems to be no explanation for what happened to the evidence.