The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports, "Witness says she lied at trial of man convicted of killing Hamilton County deputy," by Claire Wiseman.
From the witness stand, Kim Bowman choked back a sob.
"This man is innocent," Bowman said. "He did not kill that police officer."
Marlon Kiser, shackled behind the defense table, nodded vigorously.
During a hearing Monday on his second post-conviction petition, Bowman told attorneys she lied on the witness stand during Kiser's 2003 trial for the murder of Hamilton County Deputy Donald Bond Jr. The defense successfully argued in that case that Kiser shot Bond to death when Bond tried to stop him from burning down an East Brainerd produce stand early on the morning of Sept. 6, 2001.
Kiser was convicted and sentenced to death. He has always maintained his innocence.
"Witness changes story; blames Kiser's now-dead roommate for killing deputy in 2001," is by Sara Sideryfor WRCB-TV.
Marlon Kiser was found guilty of shooting and killing Deputy Donald Bond at a fruit stand off East Brainerd Rd in 2001. Kiser's execution was set for 2010, but delayed after a judge let new lawyers review the evidence. Kiser has been appealing his conviction since 2004.
A witness who testified against Kiser during his original trial changed her story on Monday. Kimberly Bowman is now pinning Bond's death on Kiser's old roommate, Mike Chattin, who died in 2011.
"(Chattin) said, 'I shot that (expletive) police officer'," Bowman testified. She claims that's what Chattin told her after Bond was killed.
Chattin, the state's key witness, testified against Kiser during the trial in 2003. So did Bowman. Back then she said under oath that Chattin told her Kiser admitted he killed a police officer.
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