California Governor Orders New DNA Tests For Death Row Inmate

Published on 25 Dec 2018, 15:32
Jerry Brown ordered late Monday that a man sitting on death row for a quadruple murder must have one more attempt to prove he is innocent of hacking a family to death with a hatchet more than 30 years ago. In an executive order issued Christmas Eve, Brown declared that four pieces of key evidence be retested for DNA that might exonerate death row inmate Kevin Cooper, 60, who has maintained his innocence since his 1985 conviction for the murder of a San Bernardino, California family and one of their neighbors. At the time of the murder, Cooper was an escaped inmate who was hiding out in an empty house in the Ryens’ neighborhood, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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