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New DNA in Argentine Prosecutor’s Home

A second person’s DNA was discovered in the home where an Argentine prosecutor was found dead last month. Alberto Nisman was found dead in his bathroom with a bullet wound in his head after he accused President Cristina Fernandez of covering up the deadly 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in order to protect Iran. Nisman was killed shortly before he was scheduled to testify before the Argentine congress that Fernandez was trying to derail his investigation into the attack. (Nisman even drafted an arrest warrant for Fernandez.) Until Tuesday, there was no other evidence indicating another person had been in Nisman’s home, which had been under guard. The Argentinian president’s chief of staff recently stressed that all evidence indicated Nisman took his own life. Before that, the government had said they believed their own rogue intelligent agents had killed Nisman. However, the case’s judge filed court papers saying there was now DNA evidence “corresponding to a genetic profile different from Nisman’s.”