The Utah Supreme Court has ruled against a convicted murderer’s Fourth Amendment challenge, claiming his DNA evidence should have been suppressed at trial because it was collected using force.

In Utah v. Evans, Douglas Evans claimed both the trial court and the Utah Court of Appeals erred in allowing DNA evidence to be presented to a jury, which ultimately found him guilty of fatally shooting another man. Evans argued that officers used reasonable force to collect his DNA during the investigation.

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