LaGrone's attorney granted more time in request for new trial


The attorney of a man convicted in the drowning deaths of three children more time to read documents related to his request for a new trial.

Maurice LaGrone Junior wants a new trial because he says his previous lawyer did not ask a judge to consider child endangerment as a possible jury decision. A judge granted LaGrone's current attorney 60 more days Monday to read all documents related to the case.

LaGrone and his former girlfriend, Amanda Hamm, were accused in the September 2003 drowning deaths of Hamm's children.

LaGrone was convicted of first-degree murder and is serving a life sentence. Hamm was convicted of child endangerment and paroled in September.

LaGrone's next hearing is April 6.

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