New evidence supports Marlon Kiser's murder conviction

New evidence supports Marlon Kiser's murder conviction

May 20th, 2015 by Claire Wiseman in Local Regional News

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.

Photo by Dan Henry /Times Free Press.

Editor's note: This story was published in May 2015.

Document: TBI report

Copy of the TBI report and General Pinkston's filing of this new exhibit to the Marlon Kiser case file.

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.