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Georgia Execution

Lawyers still arguing for DNA tests.

Attorneys for a Georgia death row inmate are rallying around him as he faces a scheduled execution tonight. Eddie Crawford is scheduled to die by lethal injection in the 1983 rape and murder of his two-year-old niece. But Crawford's lawyers say there were two hairs found on the girl and their client has a right to have the evidence tested to see who the hairs belong to. Georgia's Supreme Court had earlier ruled that even if the crime scene evidence is linked to someone else, that wouldn't clear Crawford. The inmate claims he blacked out after heavy drinking and doesn't remember what happened. An advocacy group says the hairs will still be tested, even if Crawford is executed.

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