An evidentiary hearing will begin today in the conviction of Green Beret Jeffrey McDonald, who was convicted of murdering his wife and children in their home in 1970.
McDonald always claimed that a group of “hippies” broke in and bludgeoned and stabbed his wife and children, while he sustained stab wounds resulting in a collapsed lung.
New DNA evidence, along with an allegation of prosecutorial misconduct will be assessed by the court.
McDonald was convicted by a Federal jury in 1979, and has been in prison since 1982.
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