A defense lawyer for Wayne Williams, the man long identified as the serial killer in a string of 29 slayings that terrorized Atlanta from 1979 to 1981, said that DNA tests of dog hairs recovered from some of the victims are inconclusive.

On Monday, John R. “Jack” Martin — attorney for Williams — issued the statement after receiving a report containing the results of comparative DNA tests on hairs taken from Williams’ German shepherd mix, Sheba, and dozens of suspected dog hairs recovered from 11 black men and boys whose slayings were attributed to Williams.

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