Michael Buckner, KTHV
The Innocence Project has asked an Arkansas circuit court to grant new DNA testing to death row inmate Stacey Johnson. The inmate is one of seven men set to be executed in a 10-day span starting on April 17.
The Innocence Project is a non-profit legal organization that works to exonerate those who may have been wrongly convicted. Their most famous case was the original exoneration of Steven Avery, who served 18 years in prison for a sexual assault he never committed.
In a press release, the group said newer DNA testing has “never been performed” in Johnson’s case and could potentially prove he is innocent of the crime he’s been charged with.