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Pervis Payne, age 7. Photo courtesy of the Payne family.

DNA testing could prove his innocence before Dec. 3 execution

Pervis Payne has maintained his innocence for more than 30 years. Yet, despite having no prior criminal record and living with an intellectual disability, he is scheduled to be executed in Tennessee on Dec. 3, 2020.

On Sept. 16, the Shelby County Criminal Court ordered DNA testing of crime scene evidence that has never been tested in Pervis Payne’s case after attorneys for Mr. Payne filed a request for DNA testing of newly discovered evidence that could help prove his innocence.

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