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Superior Court Judge Frederick Weisberg will decide whether to overturn the convictions of seven men sentenced for a violent murder in 1984 or grant them a new trial.

The men's lawyers are in Washington to urge the judge to reverse his decision, saying that during closing arguments of the three-week hearing, the murder was likely committed by one or two people and not the mass beating described at trial.

The men were convicted for the death of Catherine Fuller on Oct. 1, 1984, and the defense claim that an "avalanche of new information" points to their clients' innocence.

In addition, the group contends scientific evidence shows that Fuller was likely murdered by one or two people because her injuries--bruising on the face and chest--were inconsistent with a group beating.

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