Prosecutor: Jury will have no doubt of guilt in Texas City teen murder trial

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by Mike Gunning/ Special to The Daily News

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Posted on April 25, 2012 at 8:49 AM

TEXAS CITY — A Texas Department of Public Service DNA analyst said it would take 1 billion planets with the same human population as earth before finding someone other than Kevin Edison Smith that would match the DNA profile found on the dress of Texas City teenager Krystal Jean Baker.

Opening arguments and initial testimony in the trial of Smith, accused of kidnapping, killing and raping 13-year-old Baker 14 years ago, began in a Chambers County courtroom in Anahuac on Tuesday.

Special prosecutor Randy McDonald opened arguments before Judge Carroll E. Willborn Jr. in the 334th District Court by promising the jury one thing: They would have no doubt Smith did kidnap, sexually assault then strangle Baker on March 5, 1996, and dumped her body on the gravel shoulder of the feeder road under the eastbound side of the Trinity River Bridge.

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