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Old 21st May 2019, 09:57 AM   #1426
Henri McPhee
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Bristol UK
Posts: 3,590
Originally Posted by JTF View Post
Simply put, we cannot say that the new evidence underlying MacDonald's Britt and DNA claims, considered with all the other evidence, would be sufficient to establish by clear and convincing evidence that no reasonable factfinder would have found him guilty of the murders of his wife and daughters."

Nuff said.
That's not true. It's like the silly remark by the 4th Circuit judges that MacDonald was trained in the army to withstand interrogation. I agree with this website:

Now he believes his defense team has accumulate enough evidence to finally prove it. On January 26, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, will hear oral arguments on MacDonald’s claim that he is innocent. The new evidence that is part of the appeal was never seen or heard by the jury that convicted him. It includes DNA test results on hairs found beneath Colette’s body and under one of Kristen’s fingernails that do not match MacDonald’s; black wool fibers found on one of the murder weapons (a club) that do not match anything in the apartment; two long, blonde wig hairs; and multiple confessions made over the years by Helena Stockley, a drug addict and narcotics informant for local police and her then-boyfriend, Greg Mitchell, that they were involved in the crime. “How could it be possible that Jeff described two intruders, one male and one female, that ultimately matched the descriptions of the two people who confessed to the murders?” asks Hart Miles, one of MacDonald’s attorneys.
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