A Tennessee appeals court has ruled that a truck driver who is serving life in prison for three killings in the 1990s deserves a court hearing related to DNA analysis in the case.
The Greeneville Sun reports that the Court of Criminal Appeals in Knoxville decided Thursday that Sean Patrick Goble should get a new hearing after he argued that DNA swabs taken from Brenda Kay Hagy were not compared to his genetic profile.
The court’s opinion said that Goble argued “that if the swabs were tested, the results would show that he did not murder the victim.”
Goble confessed to the January 1995 slaying of Hagy, of Bloomington, Indiana, at a Baileyton truck stop., and then dumping her body in Virginia. He also confessed to killing two other women.