Lawyers in three states asked Alabama courts Friday to order DNA tests in dozens of capital convictions in which inmates with sentences of death or serving life without parole are seeking exoneration.


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Lawyers in three states asked Alabama courts Friday to order DNA tests in dozens of capital convictions in which inmates with sentences of death or serving life without parole are seeking exoneration.

The flurry of filings beat a Sunday deadline set by a 2009 state law allowing limited post-conviction DNA testing on evidence.

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