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'Fatal Vision' judge asked to limit new evidence

WILMINGTON, N.C. (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 30 years ago at Fort Bragg and there's no need for a judge to consider more defense exhibits.

In a September filing, prosecutors say 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.

Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com

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