(STMW) — Serving a double life sentence for killing the pregnant girlfriend of ex-Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle, Marni Yang is hoping new DNA tests will pave the way for her exoneration, the News-Sun is reporting.
Lake County Circuit Court Judge Christopher Stride on Thursday signed an order for the testing of shell casings from the bullets used to kill Rhoni Reuter, 42, of Deerfield, who was seven months pregnant when she died in 2007.
“I know her trial was highly watched, and the evidence seemed overwhelming,” said Jed Stone, Yang’s defense attorney. “But we are on a truth-seeking mission.”
Stone said he has retained a highly-respected DNA expert to attempt to extract “touch DNA” from the shell casings that Stone said could identify “the real killer.”