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Ray Cromartie Executed After Courts Deny His Appeal For DNA Testing

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Ray Cromartie Executed After Courts Deny His Appeal For DNA Testing

Ray Cromartie Executed After Courts Deny His Appeal For DNA Testing

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Ray Cromartie was executed on Wednesday for allegedly murdering a store clerk in 1994. He requested numerous appeals to implement new DNA testing, including the getaway driver’s confession that a different man confessed to the crime. The US Supreme Court rejected two requests to stop the execution.

As we reported, Cromartie, 52, was convicted of murder for the death of convenience store worker Richard Slysz. Cromartie and another man had apparently tried to steal beer. The getaway driver involved in the crime even came forward to confess that the other accomplice killed the clerk, not Cromartie. Both men have served sentences and been released since.

In a statement, Cromartie’s lawyer Shawn Nolan said,

“In this day and age, where DNA testing is routine, it is shocking that Georgia decided to end this man’s life without allowing us, his attorneys, access to the materials to do these simple tests,”

Cromartie’s brother, Anthony, told WXIA,

“I’m fighting for my brother to show that he did not commit this crime,” he told WXIA. “We are going to find out what is the real truth and take it back to court and ensure that my brother’s name is proven not guilty of the crime.”

The victim’s daughter also came forward to say that she supported the new DNA testing, but Cromartie still died by lethal injection.

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