Two convicted killers are appealing to a Lubbock judge for a second chance. "We're hoping that, very shortly, these people will be found innocent and released," said Defense Attorney Barry McNeil.
Alberto Sifuentes and Jesus Ramirez appeared in a Lubbock Courtroom Thursday to ask for a new trial. Both are serving life prison terms for the 1996 murder of a Littlefield convenience clerk.
Defense lawyers claim the original witness gave false testimony in the case. The Lubbock judge can not make the final decision. He can only make a recommendation to the Criminal Court of Appeals.
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