MS Supreme Court allows Manning to pursue DNA testing - - The News for South Mississippi

MS Supreme Court allows Manning to pursue DNA testing

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi Supreme Court has granted a motion by Willie Jerome Manning for post-conviction relief so he can proceed in circuit court with his request for DNA testing and fingerprint comparison within 60 days.

Manning, who was convicted for killing two Mississippi State students in 1992, argues that new technology in DNA testing could provide evidence that he's innocent.

All other motions before the court, including one by Manning's attorneys to set aside his convictions, were denied.

The court stayed Manning's May 7 execution just hours before he was scheduled to die by lethal injection. The case took a dramatic turn when the FBI admitted errors in agent testimony about ballistics and hair analysis.

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