DNA Evidence Unveiled In Trial Of Mother Accused Of Murdering Daughter

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Adrienne Williams murder trial focused Monday on testimony from DNA experts and the assistant Medical Examiner who performed the autopsy on her daughter, 3-year-old Adrionna Williams.

The Wilkinsburg woman is accused of killing her daughter in June 2015 and dumping her body in a remote wooded area in Swissvale.

A DNA expert testified that a swath taken from the child’s mouth matched DNA from a stain left on a top her mother was wearing. That stain is believed from watermelon the child spit up.

The expert also said colored paper clips found near her body were similar to those found in Williams car.

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Dr. Abdul Shakir testified that Adrionna died from asphyxiation and superficial abrasions and contusions were found on her face and back. He said the child was left at her grandmothers house with no apparent health problems.

About an hour and a half later someone found her lifeless body a few miles away.

Dr. Shakir said there was no evidence of strangulation, and blood was found in her eyes.  When asked how she died from asphyxiation, he said only the person who was with the deceased knows what was used to kill her.

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