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Theft Trial For Man Charged In Sisters’ Murders

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GREENSBURG (KDKA/AP) – A western Pennsylvania man accused of having robbed and killed his next-door neighbors, two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker, now also faces trial on charges that he stole another woman’s wedding ring a year ago.

State police in Greensburg allege that 43-year-old Allen Wade of East Liberty stole the ring while delivering a refrigerator to a home in April 2013. Westmoreland County Common Pleas Judge Rita Hathaway on Thursday agreed to schedule the case for trial.

Wade is awaiting trial in the slayings of 38-year-old Sarah Wolfe and 44-year-old Susan Wolfe, who were found shot to death in their basement in February. He is scheduled to be formally arraigned in that case next month.

Investigators say DNA found under one of the sisters’ nails implicates Wade in the csae.

A DNA report that says there’s a more than six-trillion likelihood that Wade’s DNA was found under Susan Wolfe’s thumbnail, as well as a more than quintillion likelihood that other DNA is Wade’s.

His attorney wants to know more.

“I’d be eager to get the scientist that performed the DNA test on the stand to see how he broke that down,” said attorney Blaine Jones. “How he arrived at that number.”

Sarah and Susan Wolfe were found dead in their home on Chislett Street on Feb. 7. They’d been shot in the head.

Wade claims he had nothing to do with it.

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