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Attorney: 'Fatal Vision' court case will continue for former Ft. Bragg Green Baret

Jeff MacDonald (Source: WECT) Jeff MacDonald (Source: WECT)

A defense attorney says the case of Jeffrey MacDonald isn't over despite a federal judge's rejection of the former Army doctor's claim of innocence and request for a new trial.

Attorney Gordon Widenhouse said Friday he hasn't decided which path the appeal will take but that litigation will continue. 

In a decision Thursday from a hearing held almost two years ago, a federal judge rejected MacDonald's claims.

The now 70-year-old MacDonald was a Green Beret and doctor when he said intruders broke into his apartment in February 1970, chanting "acid is groovy, kill the pigs."  He's serving a life sentence for his 1979 conviction in the deaths of his pregnant wife and two daughters at Fort Bragg. 

The murders spawned the book "Fatal Vision."

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