Defense attorneys allowed to subpoena evidence from 1977

By Web Staff – email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) –  A Columbus judge has ruled attorneys for Carlton Gary will be allowed to subpoena evidence from 1977 that investigators believe was a precursor of seven strangling.

The woman identified 60-year-old Gary as her attacker during his 1986 trial.

He was convicted of three of the stocking strangler killings that took place in 1978 and 1979 and was sentenced to death.

DNA tests performed last year failed to match Gary to one of the victims.

Copyright 2011 WTVM. All rights reserved.