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Livermore Man May Be CA First

The man accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old Livermore girl may be one of the first Californians required to provide a DNA sample under a new state law.

Philip Hunter is accused of grabbing the teen-ager as she walked to school last week and forcing her into the trunk of his car. The girl was able to pop the trunk and escape.

The new law added robbery, arson, burglary and carjacking to nine other crimes already eligible for DNA testing, such as murder, sexual assault and kidnapping.

Hunter has four prior burglary convictions.

Livermore police say several agencies contacted them last week about Hunter in connection with similar, unsolved crimes.

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