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Boston rape suspect freed over twin DNA case

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BOSTON (AP) - A suspect in two violent rapes in Boston a decade ago has been freed because DNA testing could not differentiate him from his identical twin brother.

Dwayne McNair was freed by a judge on Tuesday after spending two years behind bars awaiting trial.

The Boston Herald reports that prosecutors, meanwhile, say they plan to conduct additional DNA testing using an expensive new method developed by a German company that can distinguish between identical twins.

The 33-year-old McNair's lawyer says his client realizes he's not in the clear yet.

Another man has already pleaded guilty to the rapes and implicated McNair as a co-conspirator.

Prosecutors say the 23- and 19-year-old victims were abducted at gunpoint off city streets within days of each other in 2004, pistol-whipped, and raped.

Information from: Boston Herald,

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