LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - It stunned prosecutors and the community last May when a federal court issued a ruling that could eventually result in the release of Ricky Langley. Langley is the notorious pedophile and child killer who strangled 6-year-old Jeremy Guillory near Iowa in 1992.
Langley not only confessed but said he enjoyed it in one of his confessions. In one video he described how he killed the boy.
The original ruling that could set Langley free was from a three-judge panel, but the DA’s office and the Louisiana Attorney General asked for all 17 judges on the U.S. 5th Circuit to hear an appeal and the court has said yes.
Langley’s brief is due first on Nov. 13. Then, the state’s brief is due Dec. 13. The hearing is expected to take place Jan. 23 or 24.
For now, Langley is being held until all the state’s appeals are exhausted.