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Judge orders more tests in Ga. strangler case

COLUMBUS, GA (AP) - A judge in Columbus has ordered more extensive DNA testing on evidence from a 1977 rape in which convicted Stocking Strangler Carlton Gary was implicated.

The ledger-Enquirer reports that Muscogee Superior Court Judge Frank Jordan Jr. ordered additional testing follows a round of tests this year by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which found no semen on clothing 64-year-old Gertrude Miller wore after an intruder raped her in 1977.

Miller identified Gary as her assailant during his 1986 trial. She has since died. Prosecutors used her testimony to show Gary had a pattern of breaking into older women's homes, beating and raping them.

Jordan's latest order states that 15 cuttings from Miller's clothing may be suitable for additional testing.

Gary remains on Georgia's death row.

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