Some DNA Evidence Allowed In Landry Murder Trial

masalmani ihab Some DNA Evidence Allowed In Landry Murder Trial

Ihab Maslamani (Booking Photos)

Some evidence will be allowed, and some won’t, when the trial of a man accused of murdering a Chesterfield Township man begins this week.  

A Macomb County Circuit Court judge Tuesday agreed that DNA from a bullet that could have been used to kill Matthew Landry won’t be allowed during the trial of Ihab Maslamani.  

However, DNA evidence from a cigarette butt that both Landry and Maslamani used will be allowed. Maslamani’s Attorney Joseph Kosmal said preliminary hearing testimony regarding the victim’s mental health will not be allowed. 

“Specifically, that he was bi-polar. Upon further reflection, I agreed with the prosecutor that that’s really irrelevant,” Kosmal said. 

Testimony about Landry going to Detroit to buy drugs will, however, be permitted. 

Jury selection is slated to begin Wednesday morning.  

Landry was found dead in an eastside Detroit home last summer, a few days after he was car jacked in Eastpointe in a sub shop parking lot. 

The 19-year old Maslamani and 17-year old Robert Taylor are being tried for murder, separately, in the case. 

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  1. Megatron55 says:

    Ihop will only see metal fencing topped with razor wire, FOR THE REST OF HIS PITIFUL LIFE…..RIP Matt.

  2. mari roberts says:

    it is a shame they are smearing Matt’s name as if he were a drug addict with the cigarette butt, yet won’t allow the most crucial piece of DNA , the bullet. i hope the two who did this get convicted and if allowed in the state of Michigan the death penalty and they rot in hell.

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