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Kent Judge to Rule on Evidence in 1991 Murder

Gilbert Cannon Gilbert Cannon

07/19/2006

DOVER, Del.  (AP)- A Kent County judge is expected to rule in the coming weeks on the state's plan to pursue a death sentence for a Delmar, Md., man arrested this year in a 1991 murder.

The judge held a hearing Tuesday to determine if there is sufficient evidence of a capital crime in the 1991 stabbing death of 70-year-old Dorothy Donovan at her home near Houston

If the judge rules against the prosecution, 41-year-old Gilbert Cannon will be eligible for bail on the first-degree murder charge.

Cannon was not linked to Donovan's death until last fall, when authorities discovered that a DNA sample taken from him before he was released from a Maryland prison in 2004 matched a profile in an FBI database.

 

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