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Eells Tainted Blood Samples Likely to Be Disposed Of

AUGUST 23, 2006 - Posted at 7:33 a.m. CDT

 

RUSSELLVILLE, AR - The Pope County coroner says that blood samples from the crash that killed sportscaster Paul Eells will likely be disposed of since they were damaged while being sent for testing.  Coroner Leonard Kraut says he talked it over with the state police and doesn't plan to have the crime lab test the samples.

The blood from both Eells and Billie Jo Burton, the other person killed in the two-car accident at Russellville last month, was shipped to Little Rock to be tested by a lab at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.  Kraut said several factors, including when he mailed the samples, a circuitous mail route, and the summer heat, combined to affect the samples.

He said any test results would be tainted as a result, and he doesn't want to put the families through that.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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