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Dechaine’s Bid for New Trial Goes to Supreme Court

Dechaine’s Bid for New Trial Goes to Supreme Court

| May 14, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The lawyer for a Maine man convicted of killing a girl in 1988 says DNA evidence is sufficient to require a new trial, while the prosecutor is accusing the defendant of “perpetrating a fraud” with his claims of innocence. Lawyers clashed Thursday before the state supreme court over Dennis Dechaine’s latest […]

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Dechaine DNA Challenge

Dechaine DNA Challenge

| November 7, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The Maine man serving a life sentence for murder in the death of a 12-year-old girl is seeking a new trial based on new analysis of DNA evidence. But a DNA expert testified Thursday that Dennis Dechaine could not be excluded as the donor of DNA found on a T-shirt and […]

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