published Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Expert testifies DNA on 1 knife didn't match suspect’s in Dade County stabbing death

An expert witness testified in the trial of a 19-year-old man charged with murder that DNA on one of the knives found at the crime scene didn't match the victim or two suspects.

Two knives were recovered in the home of Johnathan Ellison, 19, on March 16, but only one matched the DNA of the man found dead, said Georgia Bureau of Investigation Forensic Analyst Kanesha Leiu.

Antwane Hyatte, 35, was stabbed 16 times, according to the coroner’s report.

The other knife — a two-bladed knife — found on top of a toy chest in Ellison’s living room, didn't contain enough DNA to find a match, Leiu testified.

John Oglesby, 27, also is charged in the crime. His trial is set for next year.

Lieu was one of two expert witnesses that testified this morning in Ellison’s trial in Dade County Superior Court. Ellison is charged with malice murder, two counts of felony murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery.

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