The jury hearing the case of the central New York man accused of killing a Glens Falls resident last summer got a science lesson Tuesday as the Warren County District Attorney’s Office wrapped up its case.
The prosecution rested its case against Robert M. Henry late Tuesday afternoon, and the defense can present witnesses in Warren County Court starting Wednesday.
Defense lawyer Tucker Stanclift would not say if he would call any witnesses or if Henry planned to testify.
Tuesday’s testimony focused on handling of evidence by Glens Falls Police and State Police, and the lack of forensic evidence tying anyone to Jenks’ death.
Stanclift pointed to what wasn’t done, such as decisions not to test certain items in Jenks’ home for DNA, and on the absence of genetic material found under the fingernails of either the victim or defendants and lack of fingerprints of the defendants found in Jenks’ Dix Avenue home. DNA tests that were done were inconclusive and found material from multiple people.