Appeal Hearing for Daniel Villegas Starts Tomorrow

POSTED: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 10:53am

UPDATED: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 5:20pm

EL PASO – He's spent the last 17 years in prison for a crime he claims he didn't commit, and now he's hoping a judge will agree and set him free.

Daniel Villegas, now 34, was convicted of a drive-by shooting in the northeast back in 1993. He was only 16 at the time and says he was coerced into confessing.

His final appeal hearing begins tomorrow morning at the El Paso County Courthouse.

To learn more about Villegas and his family's efforts to get him out of jail, you can visit their website at

Look for complete coverage tomorrow on NewsChannel 9.

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