Judge expected to issue ruling Nov. 18 in Sedley Alley DNA case

By Published: October 14, 2019 2:41 PM CT
<strong>April Alley (front), the daughter of Sedley Alley, hugs a member of her legal counsel in&nbsp;Shelby County Criminal Court Monday,&nbsp;Oct. 14. Alley is seeking to have&nbsp;DNA tested to prove the innocence of her father, who was executed in 2006 in the rape and murder of Suzanne Collins, a 19-year-old Marine stationed at the Millington Naval Air Station.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

April Alley (front), the daughter of Sedley Alley, hugs a member of her legal counsel in Shelby County Criminal Court Monday, Oct. 14. Alley is seeking to have DNA tested to prove the innocence of her father, who was executed in 2006 in the rape and murder of Suzanne Collins, a 19-year-old Marine stationed at the Millington Naval Air Station. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Paula Skahan heard arguments Monday on whether DNA testing should be allowed in a first-of-its-kind case that could result in the exoneration of a man executed for a 34-year-old murder.

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Innocence Project Sedley Alley Suzanne Collins
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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