Appeals Court Orders Hearing in Willie Davis Case

By: Meredith Stancik Email
By: Meredith Stancik Email

Willie Davis's appeal has new life. The Tenth Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a new, more extensive hearing should be held regarding whether or not District Judge J.D. Langley should have presided over Davis's capital murder trial.

Davis was convicted last year in connection with the 2003 death of Tommy Andrade.He is currently serving a life sentence for the crime.

In 2006, Davis's attorneys asked for Judge Langley to recuse himself from the trial, citing a conflict of interest. The motion was later denied by Judge Olen Underwood.

The appellate court now says that was a mistake and a new hearing should be held, because all of the evidence was not presented during the first hearing.

A date and location for the hearing have not been decided.


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