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Ohio Court Allows Condemned Killer's DNA Request

A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a death row inmate seeking DNA testing on a cigarette butt found near the scene of the 1990 double murder that led to his sentence. At issue in Tyrone Noling’s case is whether there is a constitutional appeals process for death row prisoners who are denied DNA testing after a trial is over. The court ruled 4-3 that part of a law denying that appeals process is unconstitutional. Noling was convicted of killing Bearnhardt and Cora...

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