Judge: Test bloodstains for DNA in child deaths
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A judge has ruled that DNA tests can be done on bloodstains in connection with the case of a suburban Chicago woman accused of stabbing to death her young son and a girl she was babysitting.
The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/105sF4N) the bloodstains were in the home where the children were stabbed Oct. 30. Prosecutors allege 40-year-old Elzbieta Plackowska (elz-BEE'-tah plah-KOW'-skuh) stabbed her 7-year-old son more than 100 times because she was angry with her husband. They say she then stabbed the 5-year-old girl about 50 times because she was a witness.
Plackowska's defense didn't object to the judge's Friday order. The judge already ordered her to provide saliva and hair for DNA testing.
The bloodstains were on a kitchen drawer and a sliding glass door.