ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Justin Barber, the man convicted of killing his wife in a high-profile murder case, wants another chance at proving his innocence.
Barber has a new legal defense team and is appealing his conviction.
He filed a motion asking for a 60 day extension to file a supplemental memorandum of law. The extension would begin on July 16, on the date of today's hearing.
There's no word yet on a ruling.
The case made national headlines in 2002 because Barber initially claimed he and his wife April were attacked on the beach by a man who shot them during a robbery attempt.
April was killed and Justin survived. Investigators say Barber's motive was the large life insurance policy he took out on his wife.
Four years later, a jury convicted Barber for first-degree murder. The jury recommended Barber be sentenced to death, but the judge gave him life in prison without parole.