Carson City doctor convicted of murder asks for new trial

CONWAY, Ark. — A Carson City doctor who was convicted of killing two men in Conway, Ark., is asking for a new trial.

Attorneys for 66-year-old Richard Conte allege Conte’s defense attorneys were ineffective when he was convicted in 2013 of the 2002 shooting deaths of 49-year-old Carter Elliott and 25-year-old Timothy Wayne Robertson. Conte was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

The Log Cabin Democrat in Conway reported Faulkner County Circuit Judge Charles Clawson heard arguments on the motion last Thursday and said he will rule within 60 days.


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