"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....