A judge says an Army officer linked to DNA to several sexual assaults on young girls will be allowed to blame his twin brother at trial for attacks in two states.
The Gazette has reported District Judge David Shakes ruled Friday it would be "inappropriate" to bar the attorneys for 1st Lt. Aaron Lucas from presenting his identical twin as an alternate suspect, given their shared DNA.
Attorneys for the Colorado officer say investigators picked the wrong Lucas after discovering a DNA link to an unsolved attack on a young girl in Madison, Ala., in 2007, and another in Texarkana, Texas, in 2009.
Attorneys claim those cases involve Lucas' twin brother, who has not been charged.
Brian Lucas was not available for comment, Saturday, but investigators say he has denied any involvement.
Aaron Lucas has denied luring or trying to lure 11 girls into his vehicle in Colorado between 2009 and 2012.