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Official: No other DNA on gun that killed Argentine prosecutor

The DNA on different parts of the pistol is ‘the same genetic profile’ that matches the prosecutor

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Only the DNA of an Argentine prosecutor who died of a bullet to the head was on the gun that killed him, an investigator said Friday, reinforcing initial findings that it was likely suicide.

Alberto Nisman, 51, was found dead in the early hours of Jan. 19 in his Buenos Aires apartment, the same day he was to testify that President Cristina Kirchner had obstructed the investigation into Iranian officials implicated in a 1994 bombing in the capital that killed 85.

Nisman’s death in suspicious circumstances – investigators at first said it was suicide but did not rule out foul play – has piled pressure on Kirchner to find out who pulled the trigger.

The DNA on different parts of the pistol is “the same genetic profile” that matches the prosecutor, said government investigator Viviana Fein, citing laboratory results.

Kirchner disbanded the country’s intelligence service after the outcry that followed Nisman’s death and said his demise was part of a plot to discredit her.

A Nisman associate this week said the prosecutor, the lead investigator into the bombing of the Jewish charity, had feared for his life in the days leading up to his death.

The car bombing of the AMIA killed 85 people, wounded about 300 others and was the worst terror strike on Argentine soil in modern history.