Alaska Prosecutor Asks for Delay in Murder Case

Alaska is asking for six months instead of the usual 45 days to review new evidence filed in an attempt to exonerate four men convicted of the 1997 beating death of a teenager.

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by Associated Press

FAIRBANKS- Alaska is asking for six months instead of the usual 45 days to review new evidence filed in an attempt to exonerate four men convicted of the 1997 beating death of a teenager.

State prosecutor Adrienne Bachman has asked for the extension, citing the case's long history.
The Alaska Innocence Project filed a petition in September for post-conviction relief on behalf of the so-called "Fairbanks Four" - George Frese, Marvin Roberts, Kevin Pease and Eugene Vent.
The four were convicted in the death of 15-year-old John Hartman and are serving lengthy prison sentences.
The petition names five alternative suspects in Hartman's murder. It also includes a confession by a man serving a double-life sentence in California for another murder that he and others were involved in Hartman's death.

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