Ga. Death Row Inmate Denied DNA Test Request

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In the first test of a state law permitting convicts to seek exonerations through DNA tests, the Georgia Supreme Court and the state parole board have denied a request from a man scheduled to be executed tonight, reports the New York Times. Attorney Barry Scheck, who presented the case to the parole board believes it is the first time a death row inmate had been denied DNA testing after making every possible appeal at the state level. Scheck's Innocence Project has assisted many of the 145 inmates nationwide who have been exonerated by DNA tests. Last week, he . . .

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