Davenport male found guilty in stabbing death

November 6, 2016 - Finding Carter

A Scott County jury deliberated some-more than 3 hours Friday before anticipating Robert E. Carter guilty of first-degree murder and first-degree thievery in a stabbing genocide of Claude S. Hanson in Jul 2015.

The 55-year-old Davenport male faces life in jail though release and adult to 25 years when he is condemned Dec. 20.

Carter rocked behind and onward in his chair though did not uncover any manifest greeting as Judge Mary Howes review a verdict.

Prosecutors argued during hearing that Carter sneaked into Hanson’s unit during 3831 Bridge Ave., stabbed him and stole money out of his wallet when he returned from soaking garments in a unit complex’s washing room on a night of Jul 15, 2015.

Carter lived dual doors down from Hanson, 62, and his unit was manifest from a window in a washing room.

Hanson died 6 days after from complications from a gash wound to a abdomen. He was not means to tell military who pounded him.

Several swabs of blood collected from Hanson’s unit were sent to a Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation lab for analysis.

On Oct. 9, 2015, military perceived lab reports that indicated that some blood found during a stage did not go to Hanson.

The DNA form grown from a representation was entered into a national law coercion database. Ten days later, formula from a lab suggested that a DNA belonged to Carter.

That same day, he was taken into control on a dais aver in another case.

Police performed a hunt aver to take a impertinence bandage from Carter while he was in jail for serve DNA analysis. On Nov. 24, 2015, military perceived acknowledgment that a DNA on a bandage matched a DNA found in Hanson’s apartment.

A criminalist with a state crime lab testified this week that Carter’s DNA was found on Hanson’s wallet, inside his sweatshirt slot and on a doorknob on a front door.

He also could not be released from a DNA form found underneath a fingernails on Hanson’s right hand.

“We are unequivocally beholden that a jury took a time and rendered a only verdict, generally for Claude and his family,” Assistant Scott County Attorney Amy DeVine said.

The box also was attempted by Assistant Scott County Attorney Blake Norman.

Defense profession Mike Adams told jurors in his shutting justification Thursday that there were no eyewitnesses who pronounced they saw Carter kill Hanson or video of a attack, nor were his fingerprints found during a scene.

He doubtful a DNA justification and suggested that there might have been cross-contamination and questioned a firmness of a crime scene.

Adams and co-counsel Jill Eimermann declined criticism Friday.

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