Man convicted of murder in the 90's is appealing the convictionFargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- A man convicted of murder in the 90s is back in court today appealing his decades old conviction.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- A man convicted of murder in the 90s is back in court today appealing his decades old conviction.
The defense laid out its case today with a legal expert who says Reginald Tweed was poorly represented and could've been acquitted.
Today's hearing is wrapped up, the judge now has 90 days to make a ruling.
He could overturn the conviction or call for a retrial.
The victim in this case is Terry Dorff.
Dorff died after a night of drinking with Tweed and David Sumner.
Tweed admitted to hog tying Dorff and he and Sumner exchanged blows with Dorff, hitting him with a rock.
After Tweed's conviction, Sumner, who was in jail in an unrelated case allegedly told a fellow inmate that he killed someone.
The defense and legal expert say had Tweed's attorney used that information in his first appeal, it could've gotten him a retrial.
Tom Tuntland- Attorney Appeals Expert: "This is jail house snitches I guess is what you want to call them, but it's been my experience that juries tend to believe jail house snitches."
Tonight at ten the prosecution takes us back to that 1991 trial and uses Tweed's statement then to diminish an argument for an appeal.