Larry Thompson was convicted in 1994 of killing Ron Johnson. The state primarily relied on two pieces of evidence 1) witnesses who testified to observing the murder or then hearing the defendant talk about the murder, and 2) a pool of blood found with the body.
Now Thompson’s defense team is calling both pieces of evidence into question. The defense team is arguing that the witnesses who testified against Thompson were not reliable. More importantly, they’re arguing that DNA testing must be conducted on the pool of blood found with Johnson’s body. Since the prosecutor argued at the trial that the defendant was cut on his wrists when killing Johnson, the defense believes that if Thompson’s DNA is not found mixed in the pool of blood and other evidence found at the scene of the crime, he must be innocent.
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