Court to Consider Post-Conviction DNA Testing in Sedley Case

The Shelby County Criminal Court will consider a petition for post-conviction DNA testing in the capital case of Sedley Alley at a hearing Oct. 14, the Daily Memphian reports. Alley was convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of Marine Lance Corporal Suzanne Marie Collins. He was executed by the state in 2006. DNA evidence from the crime scene was never tested. The petition was filed in May by Alley’s daughter April. She is being represented by Knoxville lawyer Stephen Ross Johnson; Barry Scheck, co-founder of the Innocence Project; and Vanessa Potkin, director of post-conviction litigation at the Innocence Project. The project will hold a press conference outside the courtroom following the proceedings. Read more in a press release from the group.

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