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Hearing in Clemons case put on hold for a day

Hearing in Clemons case put on hold for a day

September 18th, 2012 in News

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A special review of the case involving Missouri death row inmate Reginald Clemons resumes Wednesday.

Attorneys met privately with the judge Tuesday morning before a bailiff announced the hearing was on hold for the day. The Post-Dispatch cites unspecified legal issues as the reason.

Clemons is expected to testify Wednesday before a specially-appointed judge who will issue a report to the Missouri Supreme Court. Clemons' lawyer is asking that his death sentence be commuted and that he receive a new trial, citing allegations that police beat a rape confession out of Clemons, and other problems.

Clemons was convicted in the 1991 murders of Julie and Robin Kerry on the old Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis.