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Attorneys for Sam Parker push for new trial

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WALKER COUNTY, GA. (WRCB)- A former police officer in Walker County, convicted of killing his wife, is pushing for a new trail.

In 2009, LaFayette police officer Sam Parker was found guilty for the murder of his wife Theresa, a Walker County 911 dispatcher.

Sam Parker is serving a life sentence for the murder of Theresa Parker.

Thursday, his attorneys were in court, arguing Parker should be given a new trial.

Theresa went missing in March of 2007. Sam Parker was convicted in 2009, even though authorities had not located Theresa's body.

In September of 2010, a farmer in Chattooga county found her remains near a corn field.

In court Thursday, new evidence was introduced in the case.

State Medical Examiner Kris Sperry testified that Theresa Parker's jawbone showed signs of trauma before her death.

Defense attorneys pointed out it is a finding Sperry did not include in his final report.

His attorneys argue if the jury had seen the autopsy report on Theresa Parker's remains, his client would have been acquitted.

Chief Judge 'Bo' Wood will decide if a new trial will take place.

He did not give a time frame for when he would make a decision.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates to this developing story.

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