Officer regrets delay in DNA testing


Omaha.com Kansas
The potential clinching evidence was right there, on the blood-soaked pajama top Pasinetta Fitzgerald was found dead in.

And Omaha police had a suspect in front of them with cuts and scratches on his body.

Yet, it would take police more than three years to test that top and, in turn, to link the woman’s death to the man they say caused it, Patrick Bauldwin.

Looking back, Capt. Michelle Bang testified in Bauldwin’s first-degree murder trial this week, police could have cracked the case immediately with DNA tests on the top.

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