OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) -- A man serving life without the possibility of parole in a Lee County murder case has filed an appeal in U. S. District Court.
In court documents made public Monday, Randy Bevill, 54, filed a habeus corpus petition last month.
Bevill is currently being held in the South Mississippi Correctional Facility in Leakesville for the August 1986 kidnapping and murder of Amy Clayton.
Bevill was originally convicted and sentenced to die in 1987, but the Mississippi Supreme Court overturned the conviction on appeal saying Bevill's confession was obtained with him being read his Miranda Rights.
In 1992, Bevill was convicted of capital murder during a trial in Tate County and sentenced as a habitual offender to serve life in prison.
In his federal court filing, Bevill claims he was deprived his constitutional right to question the author of a pre-sentencing report prepared prior to a judge giving him the life sentence.
The report listed two previous convictions for burglary in Pontotoc County.