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DNA evidence clears the way for a new trial in old murder

BOSTON (AP) — Newly discovered DNA evidence that raises questions about an 18-year-old murder conviction has cleared the way for a new trial for the man serving a life sentence in the killing, prosecutors said.

Test results show DNA collected at the scene of Katharina Brow's murder does not match the DNA of Kenneth Waters, who was convicted of killing her, prosecutors said.

The Middlesex County District Attorney's Office said it would not oppose a motion for a new trial, and prosecutors are re-examining the case to determine what charges they might press at a new trial.

Anson Kaye, a spokesman for the office, said prosecutors will likely not oppose the defendant's release on bail if a new trial is granted.