DA says no new DNA evidence in 1987 murder case, asks court to deny petition

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 30, 2020 5:57 PM CT | Published: July 30, 2020 5:37 PM CT

Evidence from a different case was incorrectly used to seek DNA testing for a Shelby County man on death row, and the petition for testing should therefore be denied, Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Thursday, July 30. 


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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.

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