News 09.10.07

Judge orders evidence preserved in Texas case

A Texas judge today ordered officials to preserve a hair for possible DNA testing in the case of Claude Jones, who was executed in 2000. Testing on the hair, which was collected from the scene of a 1989 murder, could prove whether Jones was executed for a crime he didn’t commit. The Innocence Project joined with the Texas Observer, Innocence Project of Texas and Texas Innocence Network in filing papers on Friday requesting the evidence preservation and testing. A hearing is scheduled for October 3 on the DNA testing.

This case will be featured tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. (Tuesday 9/11/07) on

Court TV’s Best Defense

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Read more in

today's Innocence Project press release

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Read today’s stories on the case in the

Texas Observer

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Reuters Newswire

and

International Herald Tribune

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