Ex-SEAL trainee asks to overturn murder conviction

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A lawyer for a former Navy SEAL trainee from Indiana asked a judge yesterday to allow another man's confession that could clear the defendant in the killing of a Georgia college student in 1995.

Thirty-three-year-old Dustin Turner of Bloomington is relying on the confession of fellow trainee Billy Joe Brown. Brown admitted years after his trial that only he was responsible for choking 21-year-old Jennifer Evans of Tucker to death outside a Virginia Beach bar in June 1995.

Turner's lawyer, David B. Hargett, told the judge during a hearing in Virginia Beach Circuit Court that Brown's credibility is the cornerstone for the entire case.

Robert Anderson, a lawyer with the state attorney general's office, said that Brown isn't credible because he's contradicted his story many times over the years.

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