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The judge will take the motion under advisement. The judge will take the motion under advisement.
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

One of the infamous Huntsville "cell phone killers" has told the court he wants a new trial.

Joey Wilson is currently on death row. He and two other men were found guilty more than a decade ago, after they fatally shot and wounded six people at a University Drive house. The three killers were after a cell phone.

Court records show Wilson said he had inadequate counsel during his capital murder trial. Wilson's new attorney was present at the hearing, along with the prosecutor. Wilson was not present.

Wednesday's hearing was to determine whether or not Wilson is able to continue with what is called a Rule 32 request. The judge will decide if a petition filed is valid.

If she denies the petition, his chance for a new trial is over. If she accepts it, she will have to then decide a motion Wilson's attorney has filed about discovery and medical records.

Neither the state nor the defense issued a public statement following the hearing. The judge took the requests under advisement and should issue a judgment on one, if not both, in the coming days.

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