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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

New Evidence May Bring Re-trial

David Gladden, a mentally retarded man convicted of the brutal murder of M. Geneva Long, may have hope for a new trial.

A witness, Joseph H. Baumgartner Sr., has come forward stating on the night of the murder, convicted serial killer Andrew Dillon tried to use him as an alibi. Dillon stopped into the coffee shop where Baumgartner was and tried to convince him to say they'd been together all evening.

Baumgartner refused to tell authorities they were together, but Dillon claimed in statements to police that they were.

Dillon later pled guilty to a string of four murders in the committed in the general area where Mrs. Long was killed.

For the whole story, click here.

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