State anticipates filing response in Fairbanks Four case today

The prosecutor reviewing the post-conviction relief petition of the Fairbanks Four says, she anticipates filing a response in court today.

Adrienne Bachman told the Newscenter this is just a step and a process to move to the next phase.

Bachman, with the Office of Special Prosecutions in Anchorage said, inside the response the state will look to dismiss claims to redo testimony made in the case.

Further she said the state's position on the alleged confession made by William Holmes is that it is "not a confession but, a report of an out of court statement by Jason Wallace" and that they further consider that hearsay.

Bachman says inside the response the state will ask for a hearing to be set in which the defense can call witnesses to prove their case.

The filing is anticipated to be made by email sometime today.

The Newscenter will have more on this story.