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01/18/05 - Lufkin

Georgia Parole Board OKs Coney's Release

They're the reason he was re-arrested, now Georgia authorities want Robert Coney released from a Dallas jail.

Coney could be out of jail in just a couple days, thanks to a medical reprieve.  He spent time in prison for robbing a Lufkin grocery store more than 40 years ago.  That conviction was later overturned, but Coney's attorneys claim he remained in prison simply because his paperwork got lost.

Dallas authorities re-arrested Coney in November, accusing him of escaping from a Georgia prison back in 1976.  Representatives for Coney say just like in Angelina County, those charges were previously set aside.

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