- 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.

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


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