ABC-7 has been following the case of convicted murderer Daniel Villegas as he has fought for years to get a new trial because he says he was coerced into confessing to the murders as a teenager.
In January 2014, Villegas was released from prison but prosecutors plan on prosecuting him again.
Click on the links below for ABC-7's coverage of Villegas. Stories are from most recent to oldest.
October 15, 2014 Defense lawyers want 20-year old confession thrown out
June 14, 2014 Daniel Villegas free after 18 years behind bars
February 12, 2014 Judge recommends convicted murderer Daniel Villegas get a new trial
December 24, 2014 Convicted murderer Daniel Villegas not released from jail Dec. 24
Aug. 16, 2012: ABC-7 at 4 interview with supporter of Daniel Villegas
June 23, 2012: Prosecution, Defense At Odds Over Audio With Alleged Admission By Convicted Murderer
Nov. 11, 2011: Villegas' Writ Hearing Over; 'Last Chance At Freedom' In Judge's Hands
Nov. 2, 2011: Hearing To Determine Whether Villegas Case Goes To Higher Court
Sept. 15, 2011: Villegas Testifies He Was Paralyzed By Fear Of Former Detective
Sept. 10, 2011: Defense Grills Former Detective For Second Day
Sept. 9, 2011: Ex-Detective Questioned More Than Seven Hours At Villegas Hearing
Sept. 7, 2011: Villegas' Attorney: Former Detective Trying To 'Bully' Client In Court
Sept. 6, 2011: New Witnesses For Villegas Say Others Committed Murders
Sept. 6, 2011: Villegas Evidentiary Hearing Scheduled For Sept. 6, 2011
June 24, 2011: 'New Information' In Villegas Hearing Causes Postponement