Saturday, August 1, 2015

Slow Saturday Special: Hold This Post Close to Your Breest

"Robert Breest, imprisoned for four decades, loses his bid for a new trial" by Kay Lazar Globe Staff  July 31, 2015

A Massachusetts man imprisoned more than four decades for a murder he says he did not commit has lost his latest bid for a new trial.

Recently analyzed DNA evidence is “not so conclusive to warrant a new trial,” a New Hampshire judge ruled this week in the case of former Lowell resident Robert Breest, now 77 and battling heart problems.

The ruling comes after a 15-year string of appeals in the contentious case.

Breest’s wife, Carol, said Friday the fight to free her husband will continue....