|Ga. Death Row Inmate, Scheduled To Be Executed Jan. 16, Granted Hearing Seeking DNA Tests|
|By wabe.org- Helena C. De Moura|
For about three decades waiting on death row, Jimmy Meders has continuously denied he shot the Dan Wesson .357 Magnum revolver that killed Don Anderson, a convenience store clerk, in Brunswick, Georgia, in 1987.
The same revolver, still sealed in plastic in a South Georgia precinct, holds the answer to Meders’ claim. That’s according to his defense team and sworn-in forensic experts who say the weapon still holds DNA information that is crucial to solving the case.
As the Jan. 16 date approaches for his scheduled execution by lethal injection, Meders was granted a hearing Wednesday on his request for DNA testing and a new trial.
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