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Army doctor gets another chance to clear his name
By MARTHA WAGGONER
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A former Green Beret convicted of killing his pregnant wife and their two daughters is getting another chance at trying to prove his innocence.
Decades after Jeffrey MacDonald was convicted in the 1970 slayings, he will ask a judge to consider new DNA evidence and witness testimony that supporters say will clear him of the crime.
The slayings terrified a nation gripped by MacDonald's account of what happened: He told investigators that Charles Manson-like hippies high on acid killed his family.
MacDonald, now 68 and not eligible for parole until 2020, has never wavered from his claim that he didn't kill his pregnant wife, Colette, and their two daughters, 5-year-old Kimberley and 2-year-old Kristen.
MacDonald will leave prison in Cumberland, Md., to attend Monday's hearing in North Carolina.
Posted: Saturday, September 15 2012, 12:57 PM CDT
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Okla. man to be tried on charge from 1997 death
May 18, 2013 18:49 GMT
SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) -- A judge has ruled there is enough evidence to put a Sallisaw man on trial for a 1997 beating death during a robbery.
During a preliminary hearing Friday, Sequoyah County Special Judge Larry Langley ordered 38-year-old Rex Richard Robbins III to be tried on a first-degree murder charge. He is accused in the death of 28-year-old Mitchell Dayne Nixon
The Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith, Ark., reports (http://is.gd/kN0ZLc ) another man allegedly involved in the incident has died and a third suspect is in federal prison.
Robbins has been held without bond at the Sequoyah County Detention Center since his March 6 arrest.
The cold case was reopened two years ago. Robbins spoke to investigators in March and allegedly described all three men attacking the victim.
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