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New DNA tests ordered in 1983 murder case ‘in the interests of justice,’ says B.C. Court of Appeal

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 12:28 PM | By Ian Burns

The B.C. Court of Appeal has ordered new DNA tests in the case of a man who has been in prison for over 30 years for a murder he says he did not commit.

Phillip Tallio pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the killing of 22-month-old Delavina Mack in 1983. DNA samples were taken from the body of the victim and stored at a Vancouver hospital until 2011, when the RCMP sent them for DNA testing at the request of the Innocence Project, which is...