• Man to be tried in slaying of sisters in East Liberty

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    PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh man has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he robbed and killed two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker.
     
    A judge made the ruling Friday after a preliminary hearing for 43-year-old Allen Darell Wade.
     
    Police have yet to detail a motive for the killings of Susan and Sarah Wolfe. They were found dead Feb. 7 after not showing up for work.
     
    Wade surrendered in March on charges including criminal homicide based largely on surveillance video. The footage showed him using the women's bank cards hours after they were last known to have been alive.
     
    Wade has said he's being framed.
     
    During Friday’s hearing Assistant D.A. Simquita Bridges introduced a Cybergenetics DNA report.  The private scientific firm said the DNA under the fingertips of one of the victims is 6 trillion times more likely Wade’s than a coincidental match of another person of his race.
     
    “I think that there’s good and there are some things we have to overcome.  There are a lot of factors that are very serious,” said defense attorney Blaine Jones.
     
    The women were neighbors of Wade and sisters of Democratic Rep. Mary Wolfe, of Clinton, Iowa. They were each found shot once in the head.
     
    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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