Death Row Inmate asks Florida justices for stay of execution

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A death row inmate wants the Florida
Supreme Court to stay his execution.

Wayne Tompkins was convicted of murdering 15-year-old Lisa
DeCarr in 1983 in Tampa.

He sought the delay Monday because he has appeals in other courts.

In one case he has asked a state judge for more DNA testing.
Gov. Charlie Crist had DNA tests done on the victim's bone
fragments and other evidence before setting the execution for
Wednesday.

The results were inconclusive.

The state filed a response arguing the Supreme Court previously
decided DNA testing would not exonerate Tompkins.

Tompkins first had been scheduled to die in 2001 and again last
year, but appeals forced delays.

He now also has appeals in state and federal courts.


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