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DNA on gun used in death of NYC imam doesn't match suspect, lawyer says

NEWTOWN, CT - UNSPECIFED DATE:  In this handout crime scene evidence photo provided by the Connecticut State Police, shows a Glock 20, 10mm found near the shooter in Room 10 at Sandy Hook Elementary School following the December 14, 2012 shooting rampage, taken on an unspecified date in Newtown, Connecticut . A report was released November 25, 2013 by Connecticut State Attorney Stephen Sedensky III summarizing the Newtown school shooting that left 20 children and six women dead inside Sandy Hook Elementary School. According to the report, a motive behind the shooting by gunman Adam Lanza is still unknown.  (Photo by Connecticut State Police via Getty Images)

NEWTOWN, CT - UNSPECIFED DATE: In this handout crime scene evidence photo provided by the Connecticut State Police, shows a Glock 20, 10mm found near the shooter in Room 10 at Sandy Hook Elementary School following the December 14, 2012 shooting rampage, taken on an unspecified date in Newtown, Connecticut . A report was released November 25, 2013 by Connecticut State Attorney Stephen Sedensky III summarizing the Newtown school shooting that left 20 children and six women dead inside Sandy Hook Elementary School. According to the report, a motive behind the shooting by gunman Adam Lanza is still unknown. (Photo by Connecticut State Police via Getty Images)  (2013 Connecticut State Police)

The lawyer for a man charged with gunning down an imam and his assistant as they left a New York City mosque says his client's DNA doesn't match that found on the weapon.

Oscar Morel has pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in the Aug. 13 attack.

Prosecutors say Morel approached 55-year-old Imam Maulana Alauddin Akonjee and 64-year-old Thara Miah from behind and shot them in the head near a mosque in Queens.

Prosecutors on Tuesday handed over surveillance footage that they say shows Morel fleeing the scene.

Defense attorney Michael Schwed says Morel is hopeful he'll be exonerated. Police haven't confirmed Schwed's claim that DNA evidence on the gun doesn't match Morel's DNA.

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Morel remains jailed without bail. He's expected in court next month.

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