POSTED: Friday, September 7, 2012 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Friday, September 7, 2012 - 11:14am
Longview, TX — Rusk County District Attorney Micheal Jimerson said Thursday that recent motions for new DNA testing submitted by two men convicted in the Kilgore KFC murders were not properly filed with the court, and a judge already denied identical motions submitted earlier by the pair.
Cousins Darnell Hartsfield and Romeo Pinkerton are serving five life sentences in the 1983 abduction and murders of five people from a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Kilgore.
State District Judge Clay Gossett turned down a request for new DNA testing made by Hartsfield and Pinkerton in January. In his denial dated Jan. 18, the judge ruled the DNA already has been tested and compared to the men’s DNA profiles using modern testing methods.
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