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12 November 2019 00:39

As part of Cromartie's appeal, his half-brother now claims he overheard Clark admitting to the killing.

ATLANTA — A Georgia man sentenced to die Wednesday has launched another last-ditch appeal aimed at supporting his claims of innocence. Lawyers for Ray Jefferson Cromartie filed papers Friday in federal court in Valdosta asking a judge to stop his execution and order DNA testing on crime scene evidence. Cromartie's lawyers say such tests would support their claims that another man shot and killed a Thomasville convenience store clerk in April 1994. Cromartie says co-defendant Corey Clark pulled the trigger. Prosecutors say Cromartie was directly responsible for the death, meaning his conviction could be overturned if he could prove Clark did it.

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Condemned Georgia man launches another appeal for DNA tests

As part of Cromartie's appeal, his half-brother now claims he overheard Clark admitting to the killing. The half-brother recently told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he didn't know who pulled the trigger.