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Man in Vt DNA case back in prison, could be freed

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BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - A former New York man trying to clear his name in his wife's murder based on new DNA evidence has been returned to the Vermont prison where he's serving a life sentence - at least for now.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports that 50-year-old John Grega attended a court status conference on his case Thursday before returning to prison.

The state defender general's office and Burlington lawyer Ian Carleton are arguing that new testing on DNA shows material found on Christine Grega's body didn't come from her husband, but from another unknown male.

Judge John Wesley on Thursday said he needs to schedule a full-day court hearing on the case.

Grega is serving life without parole in the rape and killing of his wife in 1994 while on vacation in Vermont.

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