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WILMINGTON, NC (AP) — Prosecutors say enough evidence has been introduced in the case of the former Army doctor convicted of killing his wife and two daughters more than 40 years ago at Fort Bragg and there’s no need for a judge to consider more defense exhibits.

In a September filing, prosecutors said a federal judge should give little weight to exhibits filed in August by Jeffrey MacDonald’s attorneys. The exhibits include affidavits from former MacDonald attorneys and a psychiatrist who examined him.

The filings follow a 2012 hearing in Wilmington, where defense attorneys argued MacDonald’s conviction should be overturned. Attorneys then filed more briefs.

In July, defense attorneys received the judge’s permission to file a response to the government’s memorandum. Their response included the new exhibits.

MacDonald is serving three life sentences.

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  • Guest-o-matic

    …it’s time for Old MacDonald to finish his time!

    Even if he remains at the Greyrock Inn until his last breath,

    he’ll only do one-third of his sentence that takes him to his death.

    Three were murdered, without reason.

    Now comes the end of Old MacDonald’s season.

    He should’ve been taken off the payroll 39 years ago and put to sleep like a dog with a disease.


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