The Georgia Supreme Court has shot down Cromartie’s appeal for the testing even though the victim’s daughter has spoken out in favor of the measure.
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The question of who pulled the trigger at Junior Food Store in Thomasville, near the Florida border, has been in dispute for 25 years. Cromartie says it was co-defendant Corey Clark. Clark testified it was Cromartie.
Clark and getaway driver Thad Lucas both testified for the state, avoiding the death penalty and murder charges. They have been free from prison since the early 2000s.
Clark, who has been wanted for an alleged parole violation since 2015, couldn’t be reached for comment. Lucas said last week he still wasn’t sure who the shooter was because he couldn’t see what happened from the car.