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Published November 26, 2013, 02:50 PM

Meeting held to discuss Rodriguez appeal

Attorneys held a private meeting Tuesday regarding Alfonso Rodriguez' appeal. Court documents identify the meeting as a status conference.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

Attorneys held a private meeting Tuesday regarding Alfonso Rodriguez' appeal. Court documents identify the meeting as a status conference.

Since being convicted in 2006 for the murder of Dru Sjodin, Rodriguez has tried several times to appeal his conviction, all of which have been denied.

He has since received a new team of lawyers and filed a habeas corpus motion claiming he is mentally disabled and his previous lawyers did a poor job defending him.

Prior to the status conference, prosecutors revealed new documents obtained by psychiatrists that conducted interviews with Rodriguez claiming that he was not mentally disabled when he killed Dru Sjodin, but did it of his own free will.

Dru Sjodin's mother, Linda Walker told WDAZ when these documents were revealed that Rodriguez is an evil man and that this isn't a mental issue.

"He's just exhausting every opportunity to avoid and not accept responsibility of what he did to Dru," said Walker.

U.S. Attorney Keith Reisenauer wouldn't comment on the details of the status conference but told WDAZ that a hearing has been set for December 19th, in which the court will lay out what happens next.

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