New trial denied for man convicted of killing a South Bend Police Officer

South Bend, Ind. The man convicted in the fatal shooting of South Bend Officer Paul Deguch will not receive a new trial. That was the decision issued Thursday by the Indiana Court of Appeals.

Gregory Dickens was only 16-years-old in 1997 when the shooting took place. Dickens' legal team argued that new evidence has since been discovered, that warrants a new trial.

For instance, a 2004 study that discredits the scientific method of testing used to link bullets from the scene to bullets found in Dickens' bedroom.

The court of appeals concluded that the new evidence did not necessitate a new trial.


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