Heidt attorney files motion for new trial

Craig Heidt
Craig Heidt

EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Could a convicted killer from Effingham County get a brand-new trial?

Craig Heidt's attorney thinks so.

Dow Bonds said he has new evidence that could lead to a retrial.

Heidt was convicted in 2010 of killing his father, brother and shooting his mother in the face with a shotgun.

Now it's the shotgun that Bonds said is the key to getting another jury to hear his client's case.

Bonds said the shotgun had recently been in a repair shop -- something the prosecutors knew about during the trial -- but did not mention to the defense.

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