New DNA Evidence Won’t Mean New Charges For Logan County Murders

Logan County's prosecutor says constitutional issues may prevent charging 72-year-old Terry Lowe of Lima again.(Photo: Flickr)
Logan County's prosecutor says constitutional issues may prevent charging 72-year-old Terry Lowe of Lima again.(Photo: Flickr)

A prosecutor says it’s unlikely a suspect in two 1986 Ohio slayings can be charged a second time despite newly developed DNA evidence.

Logan County’s prosecutor says constitutional issues may prevent charging 72-year-old Terry Lowe of Lima again.

A previous prosecutor in 1994 dismissed charges against Lowe in the fatal stabbing of a Belle Center woman and the shooting death of the town’s marshal who tried to help her.

Authorities now say DNA testing shows high probability that blood found at the woman’s home came from Lowe. But the prosecutor says a person can’t be tried twice for the same alleged crime.

Lowe couldn’t be reached for comment. His former attorney says he believes authorities targeted the wrong man.

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