Update: "Stocking Strangler" Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - A federal hearing involving a dispute on how to pay attorneys representing the man convicted of strangling three elderly women has been postponed due to the icy conditions.

A hearing on whether to pay Carlton Gary's attorneys for work on a new trial motion has been rescheduled to Wednesday.

Gary's legal team sought to be paid for 16.9 hours spent preparing a new trial motion in December, but a federal judge said the federal government shouldn't shoulder the costs.

Gary's lawyers and prosecutors are also preparing briefs on whether more tests should be conducted after DNA results released in December raised concerns about his conviction in the 1970s killings.
Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer,

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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