A bandanna was found at the crime scene, believed to have been worn in the robbery-murder. SBI Lab agent Mark Boodee tested the bandanna, which came up with DNA that did not belong to Mr. Kagonyera or Mr. Wilcoxson. Agent Boodee testified that he passed this information on to the DA Ron Moore, who didn't share it with the defense. Both men pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty, under advice from their lawyers.
What's striking is yet another incident of crucial, exonerating evidence being withheld from the defense. Now, 10 years later, the commission must decide whether or not to right that wrong by making a finding of innocence. The panel is hearing this and other evidence in Asheville to make that decision.