The Georgia Supreme Court halted the execution of a defendant, ordering the trial court judge to consider the defendant’s request for DNA testing. Carlton Gary, convicted in 1986 of murdering three individuals, asked a trial court judge to conduct DNA tests on semen found at the crime scene. The trial court refused, and Gray appealed to the Supreme Court, who have now ordered the trial court to conduct a hearing to consider Gray’s request.
Gary’s attorney was pleased, "We are gratified the Supreme Court saw what we always saw — how could you execute someone if there is DNA that can tell us whether he is in fact guilty?"
Georgia Supreme Court halts Carlton Gary’s execution | Atlanta Journal Constitution
Randall Ryder is a consumer rights attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota