Marlon Kiser, the man who was convicted of murdering a Hamilton County deputy, was back in court on Monday.
Kiser's defense attorney argued that his sentence and conviction should be overturned. More than a decade after a jury convicted him of murdering a Hamilton County deputy sheriff, Marlon Duane Kiser is back to court.
The inmate faces three death sentences after being convicted for shooting Deputy Donald Bond with a high-powered assault rifle back in 2001. Bond interrupted Kiser, trying to torch a fruit stand in East Brainerd.
Today, Kiser's attorneys asked the court to overturn his sentence and his conviction because they say public defenders in his 2003 trial were not effective. Kiser's attorneys played a recorded conversation for Judge Don Poole. On the recording, Mike Herd- who also took the stand today- says the public defender's office that he has information on the "real killer." But, he says nobody ever returned his call.
Defense Attorney, Paul Bruno, says "it appears that the public defender's office never asked you for your name. At any point, did anybody from the public defender's office contact you?"
The defense also put Kiser's neighbor on the stand who testifies that she lied to police to cover for the real killer Mike Chattin, who is now dead. She says she lied because she was scared of him, but saw Kiser the night of murder.
by Mikaya Thurmond