Grand jury to get witness statements in fight case, no DNA tests

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Posted: Sep 19, 2011 10:06 PM by Ashley Rodrigue
Updated: Sep 19, 2011 10:06 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: grand jury, witness statements, fight case, DNA, Jefferson, Johns, Hillar Moore, district attorney

BATON ROUGE- District Attorney Hillar Moore says when he takes the second-degree battery case involving LSU football players Jordan Jefferson and Josh Johns to a grand jury this week, he'll be bringing witness statements, but won't have DNA results.

Moore says the tests done on both players shoes, following a fight at a bar where four people claim to have been injured a month ago, were inconclusive. He says that could mean many things.

"Either there was no DNA there, the DNA was inconclusive, that it was not enough DNA or there was too much of a mixture of DNA," said Moore.

However, the D.A. says what goes to the court room will still be a fair presentation, which will including some witness testimony requested by the players.

Moore says because there are so many witnesses, it may take more than one day's worth of work for the grand jury to decide on the case, so it could extend at least two weeks.

The attorney for the four alleged victims says he is confident the witness statements will be enough to ensure justice.

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