LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal appeals court says an Arkansas death row inmate's case should head back to the district court for a hearing because of claims about a cellmate who testified in his case.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday says 52-year-old Ray Dansby's case should go back to the federal court in the Western District of Arkansas.
Dansby was sentenced to death for killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend in 1992.
His lawyers have argued that the killings were in self-defense and weren't premeditated. The appeals court reinstated two of Dansby's appeal issues that had been tossed out in district court.
Dansby's attorney, Josh Lee, declined to comment on the case Thursday. A spokesman for Attorney General Dustin McDaniel didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
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