Lufkin man convicted for his sister's 1995 beating death seeks third appeal

Derrick Griffin (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Derrick Griffin (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An almost-20-yearold Lufkin murder case will be back in court next month. Derrick Griffin is trying to appeal his murder conviction for the third time.

Griffin is back in the Angelina County Jail on a bench warrant for his third writ of habeas corpus.

His hearing is set for Dec. 14 in the 159th Judicial District Court.

In 1995, Griffin was sentenced to 50 years in prison after he beat his sister to death. Chaka Griffin called 911, and passed out in the kitchen where her brother beat her before police and paramedics arrived. She was pronounced dead at a Lufkin hospital.

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