Detective says evidence destroyed in sniper case

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - An El Paso County sheriff's investigator says evidence collected after a 2001 shooting into a divorce lawyer's home was destroyed.

The disclosure was made Monday at the trial of Bruce Nozolino.

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, sheriff's detective Jeff Nohr says the evidence was listed as belonging to another agency.

The destroyed evidence includes three metal fragments thought to be pieces of a bullet fired into the home of John and Tammy Ciccolella in June 2001.

Nozolino is on trial in what prosecutors characterize as a decade-long series of revenge shootings that included two attacks on a lawyer who represented Nozolino's ex-wife, Beverly, in a contentious divorce case that began in the 1990s.

Attorneys for Nozolino say the victim identified other possible suspects in the attacks.

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