Hearing in Clemons case put on hold for a day

Hearing in Clemons case put on hold for a day

Hearing in Clemons case put on hold for a day

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Posted on September 19, 2012 at 4:56 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 19 at 5:03 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A special review of the case involving Missouri death row inmate Reginald Clemons resumes Wednesday.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that attorneys met privately with the judge Tuesday morning before a bailiff announced the hearing was on hold for the day. The Post-Dispatch cites unspecified legal issues as the reason.

Clemons is expected to testify Wednesday before a specially-appointed judge who will issue a report to the Missouri Supreme Court. Clemons’ lawyer is asking that his death sentence be commuted and that he receive a new trial, citing allegations that police beat a rape confession out of Clemons, and other problems.

Clemons was convicted in the 1991 murders of Julie and Robin Kerry on the old Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis.

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

 

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