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Prosecutors object to inmate's bid for DNA tests

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Prosecutors say efforts of a Georgia inmate who was sentenced to death for strangling three women with their own stockings is trying to further delay the case.

Prosecutors on Friday filed a motion opposing Carlton Gary's request to conduct additional DNA tests on evidence.

District Attorney Julia Slater wrote that the request for more DNA testing is aimed at delaying the case. She says more testing would not produce evidence that would lead to Gary's aquittal.

Gary, known as the Columbus "stocking strangler," was just three hours from execution in December 2009 when the Georgia Supreme Court ordered a judge to determine whether authorities should conduct DNA testing of evidence - testing that wasn't available when he was convicted in 1986.

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