Sedley Alley exoneration

Executed Murder: Sedley Alley exoneration

Only he,” Scheck said. “He is in a class of one.”

Alley was executed in 2006 for the rape and murder of Suzanne Collins, 19, whose body was found outside the Millington naval base where she was stationed.

Criminal Court Judge Paula Skahan heard arguments from attorneys for The Innocence Project, a nonprofit that advocates for DNA testing and criminal justice reform, and the state in a hearing Monday.

April Alley, Sedley Alley’s daughter, filed the petition to have DNA from the crime scene tested in her role as executor of her father’s estate. She is represented by attorneys from the Innocence Project.