DNA found on soda can leads to conviction

DENVER - DNA found on an open soda can helped to close a case.

Brandon Campbell, 28, was convicted Tuesday of three felonies stemming from a break-in on April 15, 2010.

According to Lynn Kimbrough, spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney, Campbell was found guilty of breaking into a home in the 14900 block of East 50th Place through a rear sliding door.

Inside, he ransacked the home and stole jewelry and electronics. He also left behind an open can of Cherry Crush soda that bore a sample of his DNA.

Following a two-day trial, Campbell was convicted of second-degree burglary, theft and criminal trespass.

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