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'Angola Three' inmate to ask US Supreme Court to block trial

5 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, December 02 2015 Dec 2, 2015 December 02, 2015 10:38 AM December 02, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow
Image: angola3.org

BATON ROUGE - "Angola Three" inmate Albert Woodfox is taking his case to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals court ruled he can be tried a third time in the 1972 slaying of a prison guard.

One of Albert Woodfox's attorneys, George Kendall, said Tuesday he plans to file a request to the nation's high court to hear the case. 

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 on Nov. 9 to reverse a previous judge's order that had barred a third trial and called for Woodfox's immediate release. 

Woodfox is the last incarcerated member of a group that supporters dubbed the "Angola Three" for their decades-long stays in isolation at the Louisiana Penitentiary at Angola and other state prisons.

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