AUSTIN (KXAN) - The man convicted in 2011 of killing his ex-girlfriend more than 25 years earlier was granted a new trial on Friday by an appeals court.
Dennis Davis is serving a 23-year prison sentence in the October 1985 beating death of Natalie Antonetti. The case had remained cold until Davis' wife contacted police in 2007 saying her husband had told she that he had been "sinning against God."
Another ex-girlfriend told police Davis confessed Antonetti's killing to her in 1988, but she was afraid to come forward.
Antonetti was 38 when she was beaten to death in her Austin apartment while her teenage son slept nearby.
The state's 3rd Court of Appeals ruled that Davis received ineffective counsel at his trial because his lawyer did not present evidence that a male neighbor had been seen peeking into Antonetti's window on the morning of the attack the 1200 block of Barton Springs Road.
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