Groups support Manning’s efforts to stop executionBy Associated Press | Published 30 Apr 2013 02:40pm |
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Innocence Project and Innocence Project New Orleans have asked the state Supreme Court to let them support death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning's effort to avoid execution in May 7.
The organizations filed the motion Tuesday.
On Friday, Manning asked the Supreme Court to take another look at his case. The court has yet ruled on either motion.
Manning received two death sentences for the slayings of Mississippi State University students Jon Steckler and Tiffany Miller, whose bodies were discovered in rural Oktibbeha County in 1992. Each was shot to death, and Miller's car was missing. The vehicle was found the next morning.
Prosecutors say Manning was arrested after he tried to sell some items belonging to the victims.
Manning says DNA testing would show he is innocent.
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