man convicted of killing the Harvey
family on New Year's Day 2006 was back in court Wednesday.
Ricky Javon Gray was convicted in the Richmond
slayings of Bryan and Kathryn Harvey and their daughters, 9-year-old Stella and
A three-judge panel of
the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Wednesday.
In 2012, a federal judge dismissed 36-year-old's claims that prosecutors
withheld evidence and that his trial attorneys were constitutionally deficient
in their duties.
Gray and accomplice Ray Dandridge tied the Harveys up in their basement, where they were
stabbed and beaten to death. The Harvey
family murder was part of a killing spree that left seven people dead.
Dandridge was sentenced to life in prison. Gray was sentenced to death.
If Gray loses the Wednesday appeal, his attorney can take the case to the US
Supreme Court or ask from clemency from Gov. Bob cDonnell. The court usually takes
several weeks to rule.
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