DECATUR-The murder of Karyn Slover
shocked Decatur back in 1996. Her former husband and in laws were
convicted of her murder in 2002. But now a group is trying to get
the convicted Slovers a new trial.
Attorneys met in court Thursday for a
status hearing to see if they could introduce evidence. The Downstate
Innocence Project has been trying to help the slovers get a new
They say there is evidence that needs
to be looked at again, with new technology.
One piece of evidence, a latent
fingerprint which dna can be extracted from. Investigators found that
fingerprint on the bridge inches away from Karyn's blood, where her
body was dumped.
The attorneys also say other evidence
was never tested. They'd like garbage bags, hair fibers, and bags
from inside the abandoned car to be considered.
They say this evidence could exonerate
The hearing for that petition for post
conviction evidence will be on March 7th.