County court to reconsider new DNA testing on 2002 case

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The Champaign County Court is considering retesting DNA from a nine year old case. Ricky Patterson was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the murder of Derrick Prout. That was in 2003.

His request for new DNA testing was struck down, but his lawyer appealed it. Now Champaign County Court will have to decide if retesting is still within the state statute.

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