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After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of two counts of intentional or knowing murder. After Defendant’s convictions were affirmed on appeal, Defendant filed two consecutive motions seeking post-conviction DNA analysis of certain evidence. The superior court denied the motions, but the Supreme Court remanded for the superior court to make the required findings under the post-conviction DNA statute. On remand, the superior court denied Defendant’s motion a second time. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the trial court did not err in finding that Defendant failed to establish the chain of custody necessary to obtain an order for post-conviction DNA analysis.