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Innocence Commission may get involved in 'Fatal Vision' case

Posted June 15, 2010 5:16 p.m. EDT

— 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.