A former Navy SEAL trainee convicted of killing a Georgia college student is headed back to a Virginia court to try to clear his name.
Dustin Turner is hoping to overturn his conviction based on a confession by a fellow trainee who also went to prison for the crime. A hearing was to resume Thursday morning in Virginia Beach Circuit Court.
On Wednesday, Billy Joe Brown testified that he alone killed Jennifer Evans in 1995. He said he became a Christian in prison and realized he had to come clean.
Brown also gave a sworn statement taking full responsibility for the killing in 2003.
After a judge determines whether Brown's confession is credible, the state appeals court must decide whether it would have changed the outcome of Turner's trial.