Apr 29, 2015 6:17 PM

Innocence Project allowed to argue on Breest's behalf

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) - A nonprofit group that works to exonerate prisoners will be allowed to weigh in on the case of a man convicted of killing a New Hampshire woman more than four decades ago.

The Concord Monitor reports that a judge recently accepted arguments from the Innocence Project in support of Robert Breest's attempt to get a new trial.

Breest, now 77, is serving 40 years in prison for the death of 18-year-old Susan Randall, whose beaten and partially nude body was found in Concord in February 1971. He has consistently said he didn't kill Randall, and in December, the state Supreme Court ruled that he could present new DNA results to a court to determine if he should get a new trial.

A hearing is set for next month.

NH1's Paul Mueller covered the case in February.

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