Dennis Dechaine’s lawyer tells TV-5 he’ll file a motion for a new trial in Knox County Superior Court.
Dechaine was convicted of killing 12-year-old Sarah Cherry of Bowdoin 20 years ago.
She was kidnapped from a babysitting job and found in the woods – tied up, tortured and raped.
Dechaine has always contended police got the wrong man, and has a vocal group of supporters.
Dechaine’s lawyer, Steven Peterson, says he’s filing the motion for a new trial based on DNA evidence that wasn’t available at the time of Dechaine’s first trial.
Peterson says he’s also going to ask for new evidence testing in the case that could clear his client’s name.