Family of Man Executed in 2006 Calls for DNA Testing to Prove Innocence - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 1, 2019
Thirteen years after the state executed death row inmate Sedley Alley, his daughter is renewing a call to test DNA evidence in his case, the Commercial Appeal reports. His legal team says the results could prove he died an innocent man. Alley's daughter April Alley, acting as the executor of her father's estate, filed a petition for the testing in Shelby County criminal court. She also asked Gov. Bill Lee to order the long-sought tests. Sedley Alley was convicted in the brutal killing of Suzanne M. Collins, a Marine abducted while jogging at a Navy base north of Memphis in 1985. He was executed in 2006.