Jeffrey Macdonald's Case Study

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Jeffrey and Colette MacDonald grow up in Patchogue, NY, were they had know each other since grade school. The MacDonald’s dated as teenagers while attending Princeton University; he marries Colette, in the fall of 1963. After Jeffrey graduates from Princeton University he attends Northwestern University for Medicine, graduating in 1968. Their first daughter Kimberley is born in 1664. In 1967 the MacDonald’s have their second daughter Kristen. In 1969, Jeffrey completes residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and joins the U.S. Army as a Captain in the Medical Corps. Jeffrey is assigned to Fort Bragg, NC as a group surgeon after volunteering for Special Forces. Jeffrey worked his medical duties as the group surgeon and drug counselor at Womack Army Hospital and a Green Beret captain, during the time of the Vietnam War. There is said to be a drug circle with that was…show more content…
Jeffrey believes that the government secured his conviction unlawfully by suppressing evidence, that there was no evidence that supported Jeffrey’s account. The government countered by saying that the suppressed evidence was crucial to his ability to defend that non-factual members were at the crime scene and that many of those items were found under finger nail tips and other critical locations would logically be viewed as signatures left by the murders. The FBI lab releases a list of examined evidence, the debris from the club was wool black fibers not pajama top wool fibers. Murtagh proclaims he did not know about the fibers and signs an affidavit swearing so. In 1986 Beasley gives a statement of facts to Ted L. Gunderson. The statement covers what was told to him by Stoecky and information on what occurred in the MacDonald’s home. In either 1989 or 1991 Jeffrey is eligible for patrol buy refuses to apply, wanting a fair trial and still proclaiming he did not kill his

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