NEW YORK (AP) - October 21, 2009
A hearing on a DNA profiling technique used in the rapper's 2007
gun-possession case was due to start Wednesday. It concerns a
process used for identifying people from tiny amounts of DNA -
including some that prosecutors say ties the Grammy Award-winner to
a gun found on his tour bus after a concert.
The 27-year-old has pleaded not guilty. He faces at least 3½
years in prison if convicted.
The hearing aims to establish whether what's known as low copy
number DNA profiling has general scientific acceptance.
Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Carter, won last year's best rap solo
performance Grammy for "A Milli." His albums include "Tha
Carter," "Tha Carter II" and "Tha Carter III."
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