- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - A Burlington man convicted in May of manslaughter in the death of his 22-day-old son is asking for a new trial.

The Hawk Eye reports (https://bit.ly/2awJS4c ) that a judge will hear 24-year-old Randall Payne’s request during an Aug. 26 hearing. In his request, Payne says prosecutors failed to turn over key evidence until midway through his trial. Payne believes the evidence, which includes photographs detailing the injuries of the infant, could exonerate him.

The body of Carter Joseph Payne was found by emergency crews after they responded to his father’s 911 call on Nov. 9, 2014. Payne’s defense maintained the baby died of medical problems caused by preexisting conditions and a troubled delivery.

Prosecutors say the baby died from severe head trauma caused by Payne.

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Information from: The Hawk Eye, https://www.thehawkeye.com


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