Lawyers for 'Angola Three' member to argue against 3rd trial
NEW ORLEANS- The last member of the Angola Three still in prison will appear in a Louisiana court for a hearing on various motions ahead of his third trial for allegedly killing a prison guard.
In the hearing Monday, lawyers for Albert Woodfox are pushing for his indictment in the 1972 death to be thrown out, the trial to be moved to a new location and for key witness testimony to be barred.
Woodfox is the last imprisoned member of a group called the "Angola Three," which was made famous by their extended stays in solitary confinement.
The state is pushing for a third trial after previous convictions were overturned. Woodfox's lawyers have argued that he can't get a fair trial after so much time has passed.