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Death row inmate jockeys for new tests

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia inmate sentenced to death on charges of strangling three elderly women with their own stockings is seeking more DNA tests after other results raised concerns about his conviction.

Carlton Gary's attorney filed a motion Tuesday seeking to test evidence from one victim who was strangled in the spate of attacks that terrorized Columbus in the late 1970s, and another who survived.

The motion comes after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation released tests in December that showed that Gary's DNA did not match samples from one of the victims and a test for another victim was inconclusive.

The tests also link Gary to a fourth woman, Jean Dimenstein, who was killed in 1977. Prosecutors have long accused Gary of her death, but didn't ask jurors to convict him at his 1986 trial.

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