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Death Row Inmate Allowed to Pursue DNA Testing By Miss. Supreme Court

Mississippi Execution
Chip Ward

JACKSON, Miss. — Death row inmate, Willie Jerome Manning, will get the DNA and fingerprint testing  that he says could prove he did not kill two college students in Oktibbeha County back in 1992.  Thursday, the Mississippi Supreme Court granted him post conviction relief.

The FBI said there was a microscopic analysis of hair samples found in one of the victim’s cars that contained false statements. They also said there was an mistake in the testimony relating to bullets that were analyzed in the case.

Manning was just hours away from his scheduled May 7 execution when he was granted a stay.

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