DNA Update

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By Asia Wilson | January 29, 2019 at 10:06 PM EST - Updated January 29 at 10:06 PM

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A South Georgia district attorney said a new scientific DNA method has been admitted for an upcoming trial out of Bainbridge. And the entire state could begin to use 'True Allele’ which could help crime investigators find killers more quickly.

Joe Mulholland, the district attorney for the South Georgia Judicial Circuit, said last week that the judge ruled that True Allele is scientifically reliable and prosecutors can move forward with including this in the trial for Hubert Moore’s murder.

Prosecutors were able to use the co-mingled DNA to identify Thaddus Nundra as the man they believe pulled the trigger while Moore was working at the Bainbridge Post Searchlight in 2017.

Thaddus Nundra (Source: Irwin County)

“We were able to say, ‘Yes, this was the shooter’s hat,’ which was Nundra and we also submitted the other two individuals who were involved in the shooting and they were excluded. We were able to say, ‘Yes, he’s the shooter of the three.’ We know he was the one who did the shooting,” said Mulholland.

The trial will begin on Feb. 11 in Decatur County.

Prosecutors said that if the three men are convicted, it will go to the supreme court.