New evidence supports Marlon Kiser's murder conviction

Marlon Duane Kiser appears before Judge Don Poole in August 2014 as he appeals a death penalty sentence from 2003 in the murder of a Hamilton County deputy sheriff.

In his quest for acquittal, convicted murderer Marlon Kiser seems to have inadvertently requested new evidence that points to his guilt.

In 2003, Kiser was sentenced to death for the murder of Hamilton County Deputy Donald Bond. Kiser has maintained his innocence and says that Mike Chattin, his former roommate, framed him for the murder. He's currently petitioning the court for post-conviction relief.

But as a part of that petition, Kiser's attorneys in March requested that previously untested palm and fingerprints on Bond's flashlight and patrol car door be run through a state system.

The prints were Kiser's.

District Attorney General Neal Pinkston filed the new evidence Tuesday as a supplement to Kiser's petition. Though fibers from Bond's clothing had been traced back to Kiser, this is the first fingerprint evidence linking him to the scene of the crime.

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