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Bouncer charged on forensic evidence

| Friday, March 24, 2006

NEW YORK - A bouncer pleaded not guilty Thursday in the gruesome rape and murder of a graduate student in a "CSI"-style case built on forensic evidence such as blood, rabbit fur, rug fibers and cell phone records.

Darryl Littlejohn, 41, was charged in the slaying of Imette St. Guillen, a 24-year-old student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan.

Brooklyn prosecutors have "never seen a case where there has been so much forensic evidence as the foundation of a case," said District Attorney Charles Hynes.

Littlejohn, a parolee with a long criminal history, has steadfastly denied any involvement in the slaying.

St. Guillen's body was found dumped in a desolate section of Brooklyn on Feb. 25. A white athletic sock was stuffed in her mouth and her head was wrapped with packing tape.

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