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DNA Evidence Links Webster to Jailhouse Rape

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Pasco, WA- A forensic scientist says DNA evidence matches that of a convicted felon on trial for rape.

David Webster is accused of raping a cellmate inside the Franklin County Jail.

Michael Dornan examined the alleged victim's rape kit, and developed a DNA profile he says matched Webster's profile on the Washington State Patrol's convicted felon data base.

Dornan told jurors today the chances of someone else having the same profile as Webster would be, "one-in-110 quadrillion, the chance a random person would have the same profile as the profile developed by the semen sample."

The prosecuting attorney is expected to call the state's final witnesses this week, and then Webster, acting as his own attorney, will begin presenting his defense.