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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say they've linked DNA
evidence from a fatal 2001 Deerfield Beach home invasion to an
inmate in the Florida prison system.

The Broward Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday that 43-year-old
Errol Benjamin Mott left a trail of blood from the home where two
men were shot. One later died at the hospital, but the other
eventually recovered from critical injuries.

Mott was arrested on burglary charges in November 2007. A DNA
sample was taken in February 2008, and entered into a database.

Broward deputies say they conducted a routine search of the
database last month and matched Mott's sample to the 2001 case.

Once Mott completes his current sentence for the burglary
conviction, authorities say he will return to Broward County to
face a murder charge.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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