This handout image provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Jerry Hartsfield. Hartsfield has been locked up for more than three decades for a slaying even though the state's top ... more 
This handout image provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Jerry Hartsfield. Hartsfield has been locked up for more than three decades for a slaying even though the state's top appeals court ruled in 1980 that Hartsfield, who is serving a life sentence, doesn't have a valid murder conviction. His attorneys are asking a state district judge to dismiss the charge and free him because his constitutional right to a speedy trial has been violated. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Fri, Feb 14, 2014 3:18 PM EST