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Prosecutor: DNA evidence links Vargas to beating

Updated: December 15, 2000, 9:30 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Fernando Vargas was linked through DNA blood evidence to the beating of a man that led to the star boxer's arrest last year, a prosecutor said.

Deputy District Attorney Hilary Dozer told the judge about the scientific evidence during a hearing Wednesday and defense attorney Sam Eaton immediately asked for a delay to review the data.

Superior Court Judge Thomas Adams granted a three-week delay, setting the next hearing for Jan. 3. The trial is to begin in March.

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