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The Kansas Supreme Court has given a man convicted in a 1982 rape and murder the chance to argue for new DNA testing.
The Salina Journal reports the high court rule Friday in favor of Robert H. Lackey. The court ordered a hearing on his DNA testing request in Saline County District Court, which had earlier turned him down.
Lackey was convicted in 2002 of first-degree murder and rape in the death of Sara Ann Brecheisen, a 22-year-old college student from Salina.
Brecheisen was a volunteer in 1982 at the Gospel Mission, a men's homeless shelter now known as the Salina Rescue Mission. Lackey lived at the shelter and worked there as a cook, going by the name Bob Moore.