Nearly 20-years after a Lee County woman's brutal murder, a Dougherty County superior court judge is expected to decide Thursday if the man convicted of killing her will get a new trial.
Ray Johnson will be in the courtroom tomorrow for another evidentiary hearing in his appeal.
In 1998 Johnson was sentenced to death for the 1994 murder of 34-year old Angela Sizemore.
She was raped and stabbed 41 times.
In October, 2012, one day before Johnson's scheduled execution, he was given a stay to allow new D-N-A tests on evidence.
Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards said "I believe the judge is at the point where he is intending to make a final ruling. But we will be engaging in oral argument, further argument, about all of the evidence that has been reviewed, and then submit to the court to make a decision."
No matter how Judge Willie Lockette rules, there will likely be further appeals.