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Innocence Commission may get involved in 'Fatal Vision' case

Posted June 15, 2010

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— A former Army doctor whose murder conviction was the subject of a book and movie may have some new advocates in his fight for a new trial.

Jeffrey MacDonald, 66, is serving three life terms for the murders of his pregnant wife and two daughters in a Fort Bragg home in 1970. He has always maintained that four drug-crazed hippies killed his family.

MacDonald's attorneys filed briefs Tuesday outlining why he should get another shot at justice, including questionable evidence and new DNA technology, and asked the a federal appeals court judge to allow North Carolina's Actual Innocence Commission to get involved in the case.

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  • Adelinthe Jun 15, 2010

    Interesting!!!

    I've never been convinced of his guilt OR innocence, because ALL of the evidence wasn't shown to the jury.

    For instance, there were long hairs in the house that could NOT have belonged to him or to the victims.

    Whose was it then?

    And did they ever to DNA testing on any samples that may have been taken from beneath the victim's nails???

    Just praying this gets fully resolved somehow in my lifetime.

    God bless.

    RB