Fedell Caffey, Man Convicted Of Cutting Baby From Mother's Womb, Granted New Hearing (VIDEO)

Man Convicted of Cutting Baby From Mother's Womb Gets New Hearing

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One of three individuals convicted in the gruesome 1995 murder of a pregnant woman and two of her children will soon have the opportunity to argue that he was not given a fair trial.

Caffey, imprisoned at the Menard Correctional Center, is expected to allege that a DuPage County prosecutor working on the case was buying drugs from a witnesses and that several defense witnesses were not allowed to testify, according to the AP.

Caffey was originally sentenced to death but his sentence was commuted to life in prison by former Gov. George Ryan in 2003. Caffey's girlfriend, Jacqueline Williams, and Williams' cousin, Levern Ward, are also serving life in prison after they were convicted of being involved in the murders of Evans, her 10-year-old daughter Samantha and 7-year-old son Joshua, CBS Chicago reports. Ward was the father of the baby cut from Evans' womb.

Prosecutors said Caffey slashed open Evans' abdomen with the hope of kidnapping her baby, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The baby cut from Evans' womb survived and is now a teenager living in downstate Illinois, ABC Chicago reports.

The Illinois Supreme Court had previously denied his appeal, the Sun-Times reports, but he is now due to appear in court to schedule a future hearing date on Feb. 15.

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