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Georgia’s High Court Rules DNA Evidence Warrants New Trial

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Photo of evidence found by Georgia Innocence Project interns, which ultimately overturned Mr. Gates 1976 conviction for murder, rape, and robbery.

Georgia’s highest court ruled Friday that an inmate serving a life sentence for a slaying 43 years ago deserves a new trial after recent DNA tests cast “significant doubt” on his guilt.

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