Source of DNA in car a big question in Arochi trial

Thursday was full of expert witnesses testifying about DNA, believed to be that of Christina Morris, found in the trunk of Enrique Arochi's Chevy Camaro. Both the state and defense were eager to define the source of the DNA, however both sides came to different conclusions on what that source was.

The defense argued the DNA could come from saliva or skin cells, which human beings shed every day. The state however contended the DNA came from bodily fluids, specifically blood.

The source of the DNA is especially important considering Christina Morris's body has never been found. Blood would suggest she was the victim of some sort of violence.

Friday morning, jurors will be able to see the Camaro where the DNA was collected in person. If convicted, Arochi could face five to 99 years in prison for aggravated kidnapping.

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