WM3 seek further DNA testing of evidence

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    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) -- Lawyers for three men convicted of killing three West Memphis 8-year-olds say they'll seek DNA testing of more evidence from the site where the boys' bodies were found.

    But The Jonesboro Sun reports that John Philipsborn of San Francisco, lead attorney for one of the three, Jason Baldwin, told Circuit Judge David Laser at a hearing Tuesday that money could be a problem. Lorri Davis of Little Rock, the wife of Damien Echols, said plans are under way to step up efforts to raise money for the so-called "West Memphis Three," as they are called by supporters.

    Baldwin, Echols and Jessie Misskelley Jr. were convicted of killing Michael Moore, Christopher Byers and Stevie Branch on May 6, 1993. Echols was sentenced to death; Baldwin and Misskelly are serving life sentences.

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