Jeffrey MacDonald Seeks New Trial, Citing FBI’s "Perjured" Analysis of 1970 Murder Scene

Air Date: 04/21/1997
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In 1997, convicted killer Jeffrey MacDonald tries again to reopen his case, claiming a special agent in the much-criticized FBI Crime Lab "perjured" analysis of synthetic hairs found at the crime scene--evidence MacDonald says supports his claim that drug-crazed hippies--one in a blond wig--murdered his pregnant wife and two daughters in 1970. MacDonald was convicted of the triple murder in 1979. MacDonald attorney Harvey Silverglate debates the case with David Fisher, author of a book on the FBI Crime Lab.