- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - New evidence has delayed the retrial of a man whose conviction in the rape and murder of an elderly woman in north Philadelphia a quarter-century ago was overturned due to DNA evidence.

Forty-four-year-old Anthony Wright was sentenced to life without parole in the October 1991 slaying of 77-year-old Louise Talley, his neighbor in the Nicetown neighborhood. The conviction was reversed two years ago after DNA evidence pointed to another man.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (https://bit.ly/1Qh7AA9 ) reports that prosecutors say police recently discovered a single hair in clothing believed to have been worn by the victim, and they sought a delay so the hair can be tested for DNA.

Defense attorneys have argued that other evidence was tainted by improper police conduct and witnesses have died since the 1993 trial.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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