Longtime D.C. defense attorney Bernard Grimm said Wint’s attorneys face a difficult challenge to overcome DNA evidence with jurors and to prove their theory of an alternative suspect is more credible than the findings of the investigation conducted by D.C. homicide detectives and prosecutors.

“They could have enough evidence to say Wint was on the scene, but wasn’t the killer,” said Grimm, who is not associated with the case. “But that may be hard to prove. Jurors love DNA.”