Ex-cop convicted in Marlo shooting wants new trial
June 2, 2009 - 1:46pm
WASHINGTON - A former Prince George's County police officer serving 45 years for killing a furniture deliveryman is requesting a new trial.
Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn Ivey has met with Keith Washington's wife and their lawyers.
"They said that they had new evidence that came up in their civil trial that they thought could have bearing on a new trial," Ivey says.
Ivey told them he'd be willing to have a retired judge listen to the evidence.
"I didn't want to get too much of the details because again, I think it should be an objective view. I don't want to prejudge it. I want to let the retired judge take a look," Ivey says.
Washington is also waiting for Maryland's Court of Special Appeals to rule on his original conviction.
Washington was deputy director of the county's homeland security department when he shot two unarmed Marlo furniture delivery men in his Accokeek home on Jan. 24, 2007.
One of the delivery men, 22-year-old Brandon Clark, died of his wounds nine days later. His co-worker, Robert White, was seriously injured.
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