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Trial in 1980 death begins in Columbia Co

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) -- Trial begins Monday for a Randolph man accused of fatally beating and stabbing a young mother 30 years ago in Columbia County.

Advances in DNA technology revived an investigation into the death of Marilyn McIntyre, 18. Her husband found her body when he returned from working an overnight shift on March 11, 1980. The couple's 3-month-old baby was in a crib at their Columbus apartment.

A criminal complaint filed after McIntyre's body was exhumed in 2008 says blood from both the defendant, Curtis Forbes, and McIntyre were found in a bathroom sink at the victim's home.

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