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Attorney For Inmate Seeking Freedom Before He Dies Of Inoperable Cancer

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File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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LIVINGSTON, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for one of the longest-imprisoned Texas death row inmates are seeking a clemency and freedom for him before he dies of inoperable cancer.

Max Soffar’s attorneys filed a petition this week to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles

Soffar has been on death row more than 33 years for a 1980 robbery at a Houston bowling alley where three people were shot and killed and a fourth maimed. His lawyers long have maintained that the 58-year-old Soffar is innocent.

He’s been tried, convicted and condemned twice, most recently in 2006.

Soffar’s attorneys say he could have just two months to live before dying of liver cancer.

The Harris County district attorney’s appeals chief says prosecutors will oppose the request.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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