RICHMOND, VA—The 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 4-year-old Ruby.
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.
Copyright 2013 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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