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Columbus death row inmate pushes for more testing

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia inmate sentenced to death or strangling three women with their own stockings says prosecutors are ignoring significant evidence that he may be innocent.

Carlton Gary's attorneys filed a motion Monday seeking additional DNA tests on evidence.

The filing contends that the state's objection to the request is replete with "inconsistent arguments and an inexplicable refusal to deal with or even recognize the significant evidence of innocence" obtained through earlier testing.

Prosecutors have argued Gary is trying to drag out his case.

Gary, known as the Columbus "stocking strangler," was just three hours from being executed 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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