MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — In a few months, a Florida appeals court will reconsider a decision to toss the murder conviction and prison sentence for a former FBI agent in a mob-style murder linked to Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger.READ MORE: Living Large: 1000 Museum Boasts Penthouse With South Florida's Only Helipad
The 3rd District Court of Appeal set oral arguments Feb. 12 in the case of ex-agent John Connolly. A three-judge panel of the court ruled in May that Connolly’s second-degree murder conviction was barred by the statute of limitations because a firearms enhancement was improperly applied.
Miami-Dade County prosecutors say the appeals decision was wrong and sought a rehearing by the full court.
Connolly is serving 40 years in the 1982 slaying of Miami gambling executive John Callahan. Although a hit man shot Callahan, testimony showed Connolly fed information to Bulger leading to his killing.READ MORE: 'To Police Well, You Have To Be Well Yourself:' Program Addresses Officer Mental Health
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