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UPDATE – Manning Lawyers Say More FBI Testimony Is Flawed

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The lawyer for a Mississippi inmate scheduled for execution Tuesday says in a court filing that the FBI has identified another error in the case.

Willie Jerome Manning’s execution is scheduled for 6 p.m. for the 1992 slayings of two college students.

A filing Tuesday with the Mississippi Supreme Court includes a copy of an FBI letter the defense says it received late Monday.

The letter says there was incorrect testimony related to tests on bullets found in a tree by Manning’s house that were compared to bullets found in the victims.

The letter says that kind of examination “is not based on absolute certainty.”

Last week, the FBI said its microscopic analysis of evidence, particularly of hair samples found in Miller’s car, contained erroneous statements.