Gaston County DA hopes to use DNA evidence in case against Mark Carver

GASTON COUTY, N.C. — Gaston County’s district attorney is taking the first steps toward a possible retrial for a man accused of killing a UNC Charlotte student in 2008.

Two years ago, a judge overturned Mark Carver’s 2011 conviction for the murder of Ira Yarmolenko.

Now, district attorney Travis Page wants to retest DNA evidence in the case.

Carver’s touch DNA was found on Yarmolenko’s car. She was found strangled next to the car.

Page wants to make sure the DNA that was instrumental in Carver’s conviction, can be used again in a possible retrial.

>> In the video at the top of this page, Channel 9′s Ken Lemon talks to Page about the latest developments in this case.

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