Man Who Pleaded Guilty to Murder Sues for Injunction Regarding 'Unprocessed Evidence' - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on Sep 13, 2019

A man who pleaded guilty to the 1996 murder of a woman during a home robbery is now suing the Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office and the county’s criminal court judges seeking due process protections, alleging that certain DNA evidence that could support his innocence was not tested and was intentionally excluded from his trial, WTVC Chattanooga reports. The lawsuit maintains that untested evidence regarding 284 homicides cases, including Tracey Vick’s, that was discovered by the Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office in 2015 "could reasonably support (the) Petitioner’s position that he is innocent of the crimes of which he stands convicted.’”