Scott Oliver closer to new trial in 1989 killing of 11-year-old Melissa Jaroschak
A Lehigh Valley man who's serving a life sentence is one step closer to getting a new trial.
Scott Oliver was convicted for raping and killing 11-year-old Melissa Jaroschak in Easton in 1989.
Oliver's attorney filed briefs Tuesday under the post-conviction relief act, asking for a new trial.
The attorney said DNA testing that was done in the past was inconclusive, and he said new testing would prove his client is innocent.
A Northampton County judge is expected to issue a ruling in the case soon.
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