Court requests Carlton Gary presence at DNA hearing

Courtesy: Andrew Wittenberg
Courtesy: Andrew Wittenberg

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  Muscogee County Superior Court filed a motion Friday requesting convicted murderer Carlton Gary be present at a DNA motions hearing scheduled for Monday, February 22nd.

Earlier this month, Judge Robert Johnston granted a continuance for the defense team.

Attorney, Jack Martin, told News Leader 9 he had not spoken with his client since the day he was granted a stay of execution on December 16th and there was an issue with the defense team getting face-to-face time with Gary at Jackson State Prison.

Gary was convicted in the mid-80s for the deaths of three elderly women in Columbus.

The women were raped, then strangled with their own stockings between 1977 and 1978 – an eight month period. Their deaths were 3 of 7 slayings that terrified Columbus.

Gary's attorneys say no evidence in the strangling deaths had been subjected to DNA testing since it wasn't available when he was convicted.

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