A Mississippi Supreme Court letter last month confirmed that Willie Manning’s lawyers were trying to proceed with DNA testing on hair from his remaining case. The December letter requests a status update:
“The last status update in the above case, as of August 5, 2016, advised that Mr. Manning and the State were attempting to reach an agreement on how to proceed with developing a DNA profile from hairs that were used at Mr. Manning’s trial. Please provide a status update on whether an agreement was reached, the results of the agreement and the present status of DNA testing.”
The information is scant, but we can be reassured that there is still movement in Willie’s case. And, for now, we must be happy with that.