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Dougherty DA asks high court to overturn Lockette

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Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards

Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards, in his appeal to the Supreme Court, claims Judge Willie Lockette erred in authorizing the stay of execution for convicted murderer Ray Johnson, just on the defense motion to perfect their request to do DNA testing.

Edwards claims the court didn't find that testing would, in reasonable probability, lead to an acquittal.

He also claims the defense never proved that the items which potentially contain DNA evidence are testable.

Edwards said the Supreme Court "Must stop the potential for science to run amok, as a means to manufacture doubt where there is none."

Edwards claims the victim was in two night clubs the night she was stabbed more than 40 times.

He questions that if the DNA testing is done, might that make anyone who touched Angela Sizemore, or gave her a friendly pat on the back, a suspect in her murder.

  • Click HERE to read Edwards' motion to the state Supreme Court.

 

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