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Judge deciding DUI evidence in WSU vehicular homicide case

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COLFAX, Wash. (AP) - A judge in Colfax has indicated he'll decide this week whether to allow a blood alcohol test as evidence in the vehicular homicide trial of former fugitive Frederick Russell.

The defense says the .12 test result should be thrown out because the state toxicology lab destroyed the blood sample and it cannot be independently tested.

Russell is blamed for a drunken driving crash in 2001 that killed three WSU students and injured four other people on the Pullman-Moscow Highway.

He fled the country for four years and was caught two years ago in Dublin, Ireland.

His trial has been moved to Kelso and it's scheduled to start on October 15th.

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