WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - The prosecution has begun presenting its case in the hearing that could determine whether former Green Beret doctor Jeffrey MacDonald will get a new trial, more than 40 years after his pregnant wife and two daughters were killed in their Fort Bragg apartment.
The defense rested its case Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, and the prosecution began presenting its side.
MacDonald's wife, Colette, and their two daughters, 5-year-old Kimberley and 2-year-old Kristen, were beaten and stabbed to death in February 1970. MacDonald says intruders broke into his home, including a woman who chanted "acid is groovy, kill the pigs."
The hearing is based on two types of new evidence: DNA results on three hairs and a statement from a former deputy U.S. marshal.