PORTLAND – The lawyer for Linda Dolloff – convicted in May of trying to kill her husband – is seeking either an acquittal or new trial.

Daniel G. Lilley, in a motion filed in Cumberland Superior Court, said the evidence against his client was “wholly insufficient” to support a conviction. His motion also seeks a new trial, alleging prosecutorial misconduct and legal errors.

Dolloff was convicted of attempted murder, elevated aggravated assault and filing a false report for severely beating her husband, Jeffrey Dolloff, with a bat and then calling police to report a home invasion. Linda Dolloff also shot herself in the hip to buttress the allegation of a home invasion, according to police and prosecutors.

Lilley said the evidence supports Linda Dolloff’s version and “no reasonable juror could find beyond a reasonable doubt” that she was guilty. He also said the court made a mistake by allowing Jeffrey Dolloff to offer his interpretation of the tape of the 911 call that Linda Dolloff made on the night of the attack in April 2009.

Jeffrey Dolloff told jurors that the 911 operator saved his life by calling Linda Dolloff back to the phone, suggesting that she was in his room beating him with the bat before deputies from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office arrived.