Floridians Seek Extension of Inmate DNA Test Deadline

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http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/6798042.htm Two groups of influential lawyers and judges asked the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday to give convicts an extra year to prove their innocence through the use of DNA tests. The Florida Bar and the state's Criminal Procedure Rules Committee filed an emergency petition with the court because hundreds of prison inmates convicted years ago might not get the chance to meet the Oct. 1 deadline for filing the paperwork to perform the tests, reports . . .

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