Breaking News: Texas DA Consents to Kerry Max Cook’s Long Sought DNA Tests to Conclusively Prove His Innocence…

From the news report:

By NOMAAN MERCHANT

The Associated Press

DALLAS — A man twice sentenced to death but later freed over the 1977 sexual assault and slaying of an East Texas woman will get new DNA testing in hopes of proving his innocence.

Kerry Max Cook served more than 20 years in prison before eventually pleading no contest to the murder of Linda Jo Edwards, of Tyler. Cook, 56, did not acknowledge any guilt as part of his 1999 plea, and his supporters contend he is innocent. He has since become an author and speaker on the topic of wrongful convictions.

Cook says new DNA testing will prove definitively that someone else killed Edwards.

Full story here.

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