WPR News
9:11 am
Mon March 22, 2004

District Attorney Credits Technology For Conviction

Casper, Wy – The Casper District attorney credits perseverance by law enforcement and technology, as the reasons that Dale Wayne Eaton was caught and convicted for the death of Lisa Marie Kimmell. A jury sentenced Eaton to death for the murder over the weekend. He is appealing that sentence. But District Attorney Mike Blonigen says it is amazing that Eaton was arrested to begin with. He credits law enforcement personnel for first collecting and then saving a lot of evidence. But Blonigen says the case is a monument to technology because D-N-A evidence is what caught Eaton. "Because had we not got that D-N-A hit, we wouldn't have got the warrant, we wouldn't have dug up the car...it really all started with that D-N-A hit. He added "we had over 5 thousand leads in this case, none of them was on Dale Wayne Eaton. Not uh one."