Ex-FBI Agent In Florida Court To Void Conviction

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Former Boston FBI agent John Connolly Jr. is scheduled to appear in a Florida court to ask a judge to overturn his murder conviction.

Connolly was convicted earlier this month of second-degree murder for leaking information to FBI informants James "Whitey" Bulger and Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi that led to the slaying of gambling executive John Callahan. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

The Boston Globe reports that Connolly's defense is expected Monday to ask the judge to overturn the conviction because the statute of limitations for second-degree murder had expired.

The judge previously ruled that because a gun was used, the statute did not apply.

Connolly is also expected to ask a judge to appoint a public defender to represent him on appeal.

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