Convicted Kentucky murderers to get DNA tested

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Posted on April 25, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 25 at 5:15 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky -- Two Kentucky men convicted in the 1992 killing of a woman near Brandenburg have been granted DNA tests on evidence found near the scene.

The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled today that proper DNA tests were not available at the time Garr Hardin, 43, and Jeffrey Clark, 42, were convicted  and are warranted. The court also ruled that they were convicted based on "highly circumstantial evidence."

The court ruled that testing should go forward because of the possibility someone else was involved or actually killed 19-year-old Rhonda Sue Warford.

Prosecutors argued that the two killed Warford as part of a satanic ritual, but the men claim someone else was responsible.

 

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