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Criminal Law: Murder-Newly Discovered Exculpatory Evidence

Defendant appealed from the denial of the circuit attorney’s motion for a new trial, after an investigation into defendant’s 1995 murder conviction uncovered new evidence that allegedly demonstrated defendant’s innocence. The trial court concluded that it lacked authority to consider a motion for new trial because the state could not file such a motion and ...