"High court to hear pivotal death penalty case," by Carrie Blackmore Smith in the Cincinnati Enquirer.
For 26 years Gregory L. Wilson has sat on death row for kidnapping, raping and murdering Pooley, assisted by his then-girlfriend Brenda Humphrey, who is serving a life sentence with a chance at parole in 2017.
But now, a new twist may change what is written in history, and add fuel to the ongoing debate over capital punishment, currently on hold in the Bluegrass State because of legal challenges by Wilson and others.
The Supreme Court of Kentucky has agreed to take another look at the case to determine whether Wilson had inadequate representation more than a quarter century ago, and if a full review of DNA evidence should be conducted.
They are scheduled to hear oral arguments on Oct. 16.
Wilson's attorneys, some of the leading public defenders in the state, argue Wilson didn't get the chance to prove he didn't kill Pooley or rape her. Someone else, they suggest, has gotten away with murder for a quarter century.
Depending on whom you ask, Wilson's initial conviction was either solid or a "charade," as one federal judge put it, and with the filing of this case, Wilson's attorneys are asking the Supreme Court of Kentucky to decide, said Michael J. Zydney Mannheimer, a professor of law at Northern Kentucky University.
Earlier coverage from Kentucky begins at the link.