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An editorial in today's Houston Chronicle called for DNA testing in the case of Texas death row inmate Larry Swearingen, who is facing a February 27 execution date. The Houston Chronicle writes:
The current DNA testing statute was expanded by the Texas Legislature in direct response to Swearingen's unsuccessful requests for testing. A Montgomery County District Court Judge is conducting a hearing today to determine whether to grant Swearingen's request for DNA testing of the ligature used to strangle the victim, her fingernail scrapings, clothing and other evidence.
Read the full editorial.
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