Hi! I just joined this forum and I was wondering if I was allowed to post a question here that doesn't deal with a real life case, but with a fictional story. If not, please just let me know and I apologize for wasting your time if it isn't allowed.
If it is allowed, this is my question: My story deals with a Marine who has been wrongfully convicted of murder. The conviction happened as a result of fraud and perjury on the part of the men in his unit and he is trying to clear his name. My plan is to prove the fraud at the appellate court of the NMCCA and then have that court grant a trial de novo for the purposes of proving his innocence. He has a person who is willing to come forward and say that he participated in the fraud and helped to ensure the wrongful conviction, but I am not sure if the appellate court at the NMCCA would be able to accept that testimony seeing as how it isn't part of the original court-martial's evidence. Can they? If not, are there any legal work-arounds that would allow my Marine to prove the fraud so that he may be granted a trial de novo?