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One south Georgia law enforcement agency recently received much needed financial help for a mandatory upgrade. The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of HighwayMore >>
The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.More >>
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Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville.More >>
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A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months. She returned to Quitman today after a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan. And she surprised her son and her mother at herMore >>
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months.More >>
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All non-essential employees at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany have been sent home for the day due to a sudden drop in water pressure. Base officials say the water is either running extremely low orMore >>
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Albany, GA - (WALB) Judge Willie Lockette granted a stay of execution for Ray Johnson to check into DNA evidence in the Angela Sizemore murder in 1994. The D.A. says he will appeal.
Judge Lockette said he was just granting a stay. He was not granting new DNA testing or new trial. He said he will hold a hearing again February 1, 2012. The stay will give the defense time to review evidence and consult with experts.
Condemned murderer Ray Johnson's lawyer had a hearing in a Dougherty County courtroom, trying to get new evidence testing, attempting to save his life.
Defense attorney Brian Kammer argued that DNA evidence from the murder of Angela Sizemore in 1994 can be retested, using new procedures that were not available back then.
He suggested the suspect touched all of Sizemore's clothes and they should be retested.
Dougherty D. A. Greg Edwards went back through witness accounts at the original trial that put Johnson in the Fundamentals bar with Sizemore, and on eastside after she was murdered, near the holding pond where Sizemore's body was found in her Chevy Suburban.
He asked that the request for a new trial and DNA testing be dismissed.
Kammer wanted what he called "Touch DNA" testing to be done. He said that this could shed new light on a greasy substance on some of Sizemore's clothing, as well as mucus and saliva on the fabric.
The defense also argued that there was not enough blood present at either of the locations where Sizemore was to account for the 41 stab wounds that she suffered.
He said that could prove that someone else was involved, or that just Marcus Johnson was present during the murder, but it could exclude him.
Edwards argued that exhaustive testing has been done, and even if someone else may have been present when Sizemore was killed, that doesn't clear Johnson.
Johnson was set to be put to death tomorrow evening at the state prison in Butts County.