Debate over victim's bones in murder case

Michael Dorman, 32, of Mebane, N.C.

June 28, 2011 2:26:08 PM PDT
A defense attorney in the Michael Dorman case asked a judge Tuesday to dismiss the murder charges against him.

Dorman, 33, of Mebane, is accused of killing 33-year-old Lakeia Boxley and carrying her remains around in a backpack.

But attorney Lawrence Campbell said Tuesday that Boxley's bones should not have been given to her family for cremation, they should have been retained for evidence at trial.

Prosecutors say a fragment of the woman's skull was kept, and that is enough. They also stand by testing they say positively identifies Boxley.

The judge will consider the defense claims before making a ruling.

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