Some evidence has been found that was never used in a 1993 St. Louis murder trial in which Reginald Clemons was sentenced to death. The state Attorney General’s office has notified a special judge reviewing the case that three laboratory reports and a rape-kit have been found in the St. Louis Police Department’s Crime Lab. The Attorney General has asked for a quick hearing to determine the appropriate process for testing the biological evidence and getting the information into the process.
Clemons’ prosecutor says he learned of the evidence only recently. Clemons’ lawyers were apparently not told about it.
Clemons says he did not take part in the rape and murder of two St. Louis sisters thrown off a bridge into the Missouri River in 19-91. Clemons was to have been executed last June but the execution was stayed. One of the other three men implicated in the case, Marlin Gray, was executed five years ago. [Missourinet]