- Associated Press - Saturday, September 20, 2014

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A federal death row inmate from eastern Tennessee will get a chance to argue for his life before a federal appeals court on Oct. 1.

A three-judge panel from the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals will take up the case of Rejon Taylor, who was convicted of kidnapping and killing restaurant operator Guy Luck of Atlanta in 2004. Taylor was convicted in 2008 along with Sir Jack Matthews and Joey Marshall of abducting the owner of a French restaurant from his Buckhead home and driving him to Collegedale, Tennessee.

Taylor’s attorneys argued at trial that Taylor intended to release Luck, but shot him during a struggle. Taylor died a later at Erlanger Hospital.

Matthews received a life sentence. Marshall was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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