DNA cited in arrest in 2001 Philly-area murder

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Yeadom, PA

YEADON, Pa.—Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say DNA evidence has led to the arrest of a suspect in a murder more than eight years ago.

Police in Delaware County say 41-year-old Shawn Gallman of Philadelphia was long known to have been visiting the ex-girlfriend of Shawn Hughes just before Hughes was found dead of gunshot wounds in his car in October 2001. Now they say DNA tests on the grip of a handgun led them to Gallman as a suspect.

Gallman, also known as Shawn Reid and Shawn Burton, was arraigned last week on charges of first- and third-degree murder and sent to the Delaware County prison without bail pending a preliminary hearing Friday. A listed number for him could not be found Sunday and it was unclear whether he had an attorney.

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Information from: Delaware County Daily Times, http://www.delcotimes.com

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