Cabell attorneys argue for new trial in 2007 killing

HUNTINGTON - The West Virginia Supreme Court heard arguments from Cabell County attorneys on Tuesday pleading for a new trial for a man sentenced to life without mercy after a jury found he killed a man over a lost dice game in Huntington in 2007.

Of the eight errors attorneys Connor Robertson and Todd Meadows argued, two essential arguments detail what they allege was suppressed and possibly exonerating testimony and disputable footwear forensic analysis, as detailed in a brief filed by the West Virginia Innocence Project.

Quinton Peterson was convicted by a jury in 2008 of shooting to death Phillip "Slim" Sirmons in Huntington the year before. Police found Sirmons' body in an alley between the 1600 blocks of Doulton and 11th avenues, behind the former Simms Elementary School.

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