Prosecutors say DNA links Gebo to former girlfriends killing

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Prosecutors say they’ve got evidence connecting a Barre man to the death of his former girlfriend.

During a bail review hearing Thursday, the State said Randal Gebo’s DNA was found near the body of Cindy Cook in July.
    
It’s just one piece of evidence prosecutors submitted.

Others include the affidavit, Cook’s death certificate, recorded statements from five witnesses and autopsy results.
    
Gebo is facing a first degree murder charge.

Police say he strangled Cook to death and left her in an embankment in Middlesex.  He then took Cook’s car, credit and debit card, as he made his way across the country before being arrested in Illinois.

“Exhibit four that we provided today is a Codis hit that is a DNA database that has a match for the defendant that was recovered of the sample of a belt located at the recovery site of Mrs. Cook’s body,” said Rory Thibault, Washington County Assistant Attorneys General.

The defense has 30 days to file any objections.
    
Gebo could serve a life sentence if convicted.

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