Cops Want DNA Test From Freed NC Man

A North Carolina man exonerated of a prostitute's murder in a groundbreaking innocence hearing says he wonders if his fight will ever end since police now want to test his clothing for the victim's DNA.

In a statement Tuesday, Greg Taylor says he begged authorities for years to test his clothing for the DNA of the slain woman. He asks why police waited to do the testing until after a three-judge panel declared him innocent last month.

In a different letter, attorney Chris Mumma reluctantly grants permission for the testing, saying Taylor wants to remove any doubt about his role in the crime.

A police spokesman declined to immediately comment.

Taylor spent more than 16 years in prison. His was the first exoneration for the state's Innocence Commission.


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