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Miss. death row inmate seeking new trial

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Updated: 1/15 9:15 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Attorneys for Mississippi death row inmate Caleb Corrothers argued Tuesday that Corrothers was the victim of mistaken eyewitness identification and the trial judge erred in not letting him challenge the testimony.

Corrothers wants a new trial. He was convicted in 2011 of two counts of capital murder and sentenced to death in Lafayette County.

Corrothers attorney, Alison Steiner, with the Office of State Public Defender, told the Mississippi Supreme Court that a cognitive psychologist would have testified that eyewitness identification can be unreliable.

Prosecutors argue cognitive psychology is not a legitimate science.

Prosecutors said Taylor Clark and his father, Frank Clark, were killed over drugs and money. Tonya Clark, Taylor's mother and Frank's wife, was wounded. Another son, Josh Clark, was not injured.

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