DNA testing results fail to exonerate Timmens

DNA testing results fail to exonerate Timmens
Courtesy/Nebraska Department of Correctional Services — Timmy Timmens.
March 16th, 2024 | RRN/Bob Brogan

Lexington, Neb. — A hearing to dismiss the motion of an Overton man found guilty of second-degree murder in the beating death of his girlfriend in 2000 was held Friday. Timmy Timmens was convicted in 2001 of killing 35 year old Tracy Giugler and is serving 45 years-to-life in prison. Dawson County Attorney Elizabeth Waterman says Timmens’ request for forensic DNA testing of items used in his second-degree murder trial was conducted and exhibits #500 and #501 were previously submitted to the court….

District Judge Patrick Heng offered a short response…

Timmens was granted a motion several months ago for testing of items held in evidence by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office since his trial. In his motion filed in November 2020, Timmens said he was not present the night Tracy Giugler was murdered and his motion was based on advancements in DNA technology that would allow for testing of items never DNA-tested or present at trial in 2001. Timmens, 51, is serving his sentence at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution. He was not present in court for Friday’s hearing.


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