RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Lawyers for Ricky Gray, the man sentenced to death for the 2006 New Year's Day murders in Richmond, told a judge their client is "remorseful" for his actions.
Attorneys argued his case in federal court Tuesday. Gray was convicted in the brutal murders of the Harvey family. The family was robbed and found slain in their Woodland Heights home, which was set on fire.
In a brief filed in April, Gray's lawyers say he should be able to argue that his trial lawyers did not perform to acceptable standards. The court now has 120 days to consider the claims.
Gray was convicted in a series of murders that grabbed national attention because of the brutality and number of victims. The youngest were sisters Stella and Ruby Harvey.
Gray, with the help of Ray Dandridge, also killed the girls' parents, Bryan and Kathryn. A week later, Percyell Tucker, his wife Mary and their daughter, Ashley Baskerville - who was an accomplice in the Harveys' murder - were also killed.
Gray was sentenced to death for the girls' murders.
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