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Judge orders twins to give DNA samples in Falls murder case

LOCKPORT – Identical twins indicted in a Niagara Falls homicide case were ordered Friday to give DNA samples for comparison to material found on the door handle of a car in which the victim was killed.

Deon K. McTyere and Keon D. McTyere, 22, are charged with murder in the death of Fajri J. Hilson, 31, on Aug. 22 outside Max’s Lounge, a Highland Avenue bar owned by the twins’ father. Police said the brothers stood on opposite sides of the car with guns and fired a total of 10 rounds into Hilson. A friend of the victim then drove Hilson to the hospital in that car as the shooters ran away.

Deon’s attorney, Andrew C. LoTempio, made no objection to the prosecution DNA request. David J. Mansour, representing Keon, objected to the request, but was overruled by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon. There also were fingerprints found on the car. Identical twins have the same DNA but not the same fingerprints, prosecutors said.