Chief: St. Louis police turned over evidence in 1991 case - KMOV.com

Chief: St. Louis police turned over evidence in 1991 case

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom says evidence in a 1991 double homicide that put a man on death row was always available to attorneys on both sides of the case.

The state attorney general's office said Monday that it may have found new lab reports and physical evidence in the case against Reginald Clemons. The prosecutor in the case says he was unaware of the evidence.

Isom said the evidence was in the St. Louis police crime lab for years, and was turned over to attorneys in the case nearly two decades ago.

Clemons was sentenced to death for the 1991 killings of two sisters, who were pushed off a St. Louis bridge. Clemons has always maintained his innocence. The conviction is being reviewed by a judge serving as a special master.

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