Friday, September 21, 2012

Jeffery MacDonald: Prosecution moves closer to wrapping its side of the hearing; News and Observer;

"As the prosecution moves closer to wrapping its side of the hearing, Jeff McGinniss, author of "Fatal Vision," the best-selling book about the case, remains on the list of witnesses still to be called. McGinniss was embedded with the defense during the trial. His book, which ultimately concluded guilt for MacDonald, was the subject of a lawsuit by the federal inmate. MacDonald claimed that McGinniss lied to him, saying he believed he was innocent when he did not, to persuade the former Army doctor to continue to provide unfettered access for his book. MacDonald was awarded a settlement from the book publisher's insurance company, which ultimately was divided between MacDonald's mother and former mother-in-law. Judge James Fox also informed lawyers late Thursday that he would reconsider his ruling on whether a lawyer who represented Stoeckley could waive his attorney-client privilege and be called to testify about what the late drug-abuser told him in legal confidence."

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