Forsyth judge orders DNA testing for ballistics evidence in 1993 double-homicide case. Winston-Salem man said the DNA testing might help prove his innocence. | Crime
, 2022-09-14 19:30:00,
A Forsyth County judge had decided six months ago that he was going to deny a Winston-Salem man’s request for new forensic testing on ballistics evidence that the man believed could prove his innocence. But the judge changed his mind, partially granting the man’s request on Wednesday.
And the judge said one of the main reasons was how short the man’s original trial was — barely a full day of testimony. A jury came back with guilty verdicts after a mere 38 minutes of deliberation.
“What has bothered me was the nature of the trial — a 2½-day trial,” Judge David Hall of Forsyth Superior Court said Wednesday morning during a hearing.
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