New evidence discovered in 1987 murder case could exonerate death row inmate, lawyers say


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New DNA evidence uncovered more than 30 years after a double murder could exonerate a Tennessee death row inmate months before his execution date, according to a court filing from the Innocence Project.

The national legal group that fights wrongful convictions has partnered with Nashville-based public defenders and other lawyers in an effort to revive the case less than six months before the suspect, Pervis Tyrone Payne, is set to be executed.

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