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Que. men arrested in U.S. homicide cold case

U.S. law enforcement authorities say modern DNA testing techniques and the willingness of a witness to testify have enabled them to file new charges against two men from Quebec in the slaying of two New Hampshire women 22 years ago.

New DNA evidence in killing of 2 women in 1988

U.S. law enforcement authorities say modern DNA testing techniques and the willingness of a witness to testify have enabled them to file new charges against two men from Quebec in the slaying of two New Hampshire women 22 years ago.

Officials say 43-year-old Anthony Barnaby was arrested Monday in Montreal while 49-year-old David Caplin was arrested in New Carlisle, Que.

In this file photo, a forensics technician works in the laboratory at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York. New DNA evidence led to new charges in a New Hampshire cold case on Tuesday. ((Tina Fineberg/Associated Press))
 

They are accused of killing Charlene Ranstrom and Brenda Warner, who died in their home in Nashua, N.H., in October 1988.  

Barnaby was prosecuted three times in connection with the killings, but the three trials ended in mistrials, the last in 1990.

Prosecutors at Barnaby's trials argued that he killed the women because he disliked their lesbian lifestyle.  

Murder charges against Caplin were dropped 20 years ago. Court rulings said some statements he made could not be used against him.