Man Tied By DNA To Slaying Convicted Of Murder

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - A man who prosecutors said lied on the stand to
help convict his brother-in-law of a 1986 killing and then was tied
to the crime by DNA testing last year has been convicted of capital
murder in the same case.
Prosecutors say a jury today took just 30 minutes to convict
Gerald Pabst.
Pabst will receive an automatic sentence of life in prison after
Dallas prosecutors waived the death penalty.
He was originally a co-defendant and then the key witness
against his brother-in-law, Clay Chabot, in the 1986 rape and
murder of a Garland woman in a case described as a drug deal gone
Chabot served 21 years in prison until his release last year.
That's when a state district judge recommended a new trial
because DNA evidence linked Pabst to the rape, but not Chabot.
Pabst's court-appointed lawyer, Wayne Huff, didn't immediately
respond to a phone message left by The Associated Press.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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