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Investigator says DNA ties suspect to cold-case

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Mario Robinson is accused of killing Erik Hawkins in November 2009. Mario Robinson is accused of killing Erik Hawkins in November 2009.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The man charged in a cold-case murder made an appearance in court Wednesday afternoon.

Mario Robinson is accused of killing Erik Hawkins in November 2009 during a home invasion off Coggins Road in the Ardmore area.

A Madison County Sheriff's investigator testified Wednesday that Robinson's DNA was found on a ski mask that was used in the incident.

The case is now headed to a grand jury.

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