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Death penalty hearing postponed in rape, murder case

Ray Johnson sits in court in this June 2014 photo. (Source: WALB) Ray Johnson sits in court in this June 2014 photo. (Source: WALB)
Angela Sizemore was killed in March 1994. (Source: Family photo) Angela Sizemore was killed in March 1994. (Source: Family photo)
Officers survey the crime scene in this 1994 photo. (Source: WALB) Officers survey the crime scene in this 1994 photo. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A hearing in a death penalty murder proceedings that have spanned 20 years has been postponed, according to the District Attorney.

Ray Johnson was sentenced to death in 1998 for the murder of 34-year-old Angela Sizemore in March of 1994. She was raped and stabbed 41 times.

According to the D.A., there was a scheduling conflict. Records show this is not the first time a hearing has been rescheduled for Johnson.

MORE: Background on Angela Sizemore murder from Attorney General

Family members of Sizemore said they were upset by the decision.

A new hearing date has not been set.

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