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The post conviction relief hearing for a Lowndes County death row inmate convicted in a 25-year-old murder case ended Monday. 

Lowndes County Circuit Court Judge Lee Howard has 60 days to rule in the case of 64-year-old Eddie Lee Howard, who was convicted in 2000 of the rape and murder of 84-year-old Georgia Kemp. The judge could vacate the conviction, order a new trial or uphold the previous conviction. 

Kemp was found stabbed to death in her home in February 1992. 

The Mississippi Innocence Project, housed at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, is representing Howard, arguing that the prosecution's only physical evidence linking the defendant to the crime is bite mark testimony of Hattiesburg forensic odontologist Michael West.  

Bite mark analysis, Innocence Project attorneys argued in briefs filed with the Mississippi Supreme Court, is a "pernicious pseudo science" that has been debunked since being used in cases in the 1990s and early 2000s. Attorneys also argue DNA found on the murder weapon does not match Howard's. 

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