LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky prosecutors and the Innocence Project are at odds over whether to conduct DNA testing on two hairs found in the hand of a Louisville woman killed in 1992.
The Innocence Project says the hairs would point to an alternate suspect in 19-year-old Rhonda Sue Warford's death and clear their clients, Garr Keith Hardin and Jeffrey Clark, now serving life sentences.
Kentucky prosecutors say there's enough other evidence to uphold the convictions.
The state Supreme Court is weighing the two men's appeal in a decision that could redefine who in Kentucky can get access to old evidence for DNA testing. Kentucky's law allows only death row inmates to petition for DNA tests. It's considered by defense attorneys to be one of the most restrictive such laws in the country.