Arlington grandfather on death row returns to court

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by JASON WHITELY

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WFAA

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 4:09 AM

ARLINGTON - Four years after a Grayson County judge granted DNA testing on evidence for Lester Leroy Bower, the results will finally be revealed in court on Monday morning.

"The first thing he said was, 'This is happening. It's finally going to happen,'" said Shari Bower, Les' wife. "I just think he's ready for it to move on to the next step."

In addition to the DNA testing, Shari said her husband's legal team will also reveal some new evidence in a hearing at the Grayson County Courthouse.

Bower, now 64, was sentenced to death in 1984 for the murders of four men at an airplane hangar in Grayson County.

Bower claims he's innocent, but admitted he did lie about being at the scene of the crime.

He is one of the longest-serving inmates on Texas' death row.

E-mail jwhitely@wfaa.com

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