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Carlton Gary seeks another trial, 26 years later


The man convicted in one of Georgia's most infamous cases of murder and sexual assault is seeking another trial 26 years after he was condemned to death.

Carlton Gary filed a motion earlier today asking for another trial in what is known as the "stocking strangler slayings" in Columbus.

Gary's 34-page motion contends DNA testing proves his innocence. Gary said the DNA found on victim Martha Thurmond wasn't his.

Defense attorneys previously said a partial DNA profile excluded Gary from the rape of the only person to survive an attack and identify him in court.

He was convicted in 1986 in three of the seven brutal rapes and stranglings that terrorized Columbus in 1977 and 1978.

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