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Federal court hears appeal in West Memphis bombing case

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Lawyers for a doctor convicted in the 2009 bombing that nearly killed the head of the Arkansas State Medical Board say there wasn't sufficient evidence to convict him.

Randeep Mann's attorneys laid out their case Wednesday at a special session of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which met at the University of Arkansas' law school in Fayetteville

Mann, who was sentenced to life in prison last year, wants the court to dismiss his convictions or at least grant him a new trial.

Federal prosecutors say his convictions and sentences should stand.

Prosecutors say Mann was responsible for a bomb left outside Dr. Trent Pierce's home in West Memphis. Pierce said he believes the attack was revenge for revoking Mann's license to prescribe narcotics.

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