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Suit filed to preserve evidence in death row case

Another challenge has been filed in an effort to save a convicted killer's life, before his scheduled execution on Tuesday.

Willie Jerome Manning's brother and the Innocence Project of Mississippi have filed a lawsuit to preserve evidence in the case for additional testing, whether he's executed or not.

The FBI says testimony given about a hair analysis report was incorrect during the 1994 trial.

Attorney General Jim Hood has said additional DNA testing on the hair would not exonerate manning.

The Oktibbeha County man was convicted of shooting and killing Tiffany Miller of Madison County and Jon Steckler of Natchez.

The two were Mississippi State students at the time of the slaying.

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