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Arlin Jordin's attorneys request conviction overturn

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Defense attorneys for convicted rapist Arlin Jordin were in court Tuesday asking the court to overturn Jordin's conviction.

Jordin's attorney was given 15 minutes to explain why the court should overturn the conviction and offered three reasons.

First, Jordin's attorney said the search warrant obtained by police to search Jordin's house was obtained under false pretenses.

Second, the attorney argued that the trial should not have allowed testimony of alleged victims of Jordin because they were not involved in the original charges.

Finally, the attorney said the conviction should be thrown out because urine sample evidence should not have been thrown out by the state and that the defense attorneys never had the chance to test the samples on their own.

Those samples showed alcohol in the bloodstream of the woman Jordin is convicted of raping. 

Prosecutors disagreed with the defense attorneys and no decision was made Tuesday. The appellate court will rule at a later date.

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