|Arkansas Death Row Inmate Asks Court For New DNA Testing|
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas death row inmate who was spared from execution two years ago asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to allow new DNA testing of evidence that his attorneys say could exonerate him.
Attorneys for convicted murderer Stacey Johnson and for the state appeared before the court over the testing requested of evidence from the 1993 killing of Carol Heath. Johnson is appealing a lower court’s ruling denying the request for additional testing.
Johnson’s attorneys say there were major limitations in DNA testing when Johnson was convicted of Heath’s murder. The items they’re seeking to test include the rape kit and a towel found at the scene.
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