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Case is reopened on executed inmate

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Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce.

By Matt Sepic, KWMU

St. Louis, MO. – St. Louis prosecutors have reopened a death penalty case-a decade after the defendant was executed.

Larry Griffin was put to death in 1995. He was convicted of murdering Quinton Moss, who was hit 13 times by shots fired from a car.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce says Congressman William Lacy Clay and defense attorney Barry Scheck brought the case to her attention.

"They basically believe that Mr. Griffin did not commit this murder," Joyce said. "And there were some allegations raised that he was not properly represented, that the defense attorneys that he had somehow did not discharge their duties."

Joyce says the family of victim Quinton Moss also has concerns that his killer is still at large.

In the original trial, a witness had identified Larry Griffin as the killer from police photos.

Joyce says she is still in the very early stages of the investigation.

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