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Sedita to address questions of bag and ‘evidence tampering’ in Kane case

Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III says he will address Friday morning “allegations of evidence tampering” in the Patrick Kane investigation.

And there are a lot of questions.

Sedita’s news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. in his office in the County Courthouse. The Buffalo News will be there with three reporters and two photographers providing coverage as it happens.

Thomas Eoannou announced Thursday night that he no longer will represent the woman who claims she was raped last month by the Chicago Blackhawks star, saying he lacks confidence in what he was told about an evidence bag that the accuser’s mother said she found at her door Tuesday afternoon.

Questions that have been raised:

• What is the bag?

• How did it get to the mother’s house?

• Why would someone do such a thing?

• Why does Eoannou believe he was mislead about the bag story?

• Will anyone be charged with evidence tampering?

• Does the bag story reflect on the rape allegation made against Kane?

Eoannou was emphatic in telling reporters Wednesday that the bag “is the rape kit evidence bag” and that he had authenticated it.

But Thursday night, he said: “I do not believe the version of events is accurate.”

In response, police involved in the investigation insisted that all evidence in the case was properly handled and accounted for.

The Buffalo News has spoken with law enforcement officers, who have been observing the developments, who also have raised questions about what the bag really is.