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DNA results might save Michigan dog on death row

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PORT HURON, MI (AP) -

Is Jeb in the clear?

Tests on a dead dog don't show a DNA link to a Belgian Malinois named Jeb. He's accused of killing Vlad, a Pomeranian next door. This doggie drama is being played out in St. Clair County.

Prosecutor Mike Wendling says he'll take the evidence to a judge to decide what happens next.

Authorities say Vlad's injuries suggest he was picked up and shaken by a larger animal. The DNA samples were analyzed at the University of Florida.

Jeb remains in custody under a death sentence. But Ed Marshall, a lawyer for Jeb's owners, tells the Port Huron Times Herald that the case should be dropped.

Marshall notes that DNA often exonerates people in prison. As he put it, "Why should a dog be any different?"

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