SANTA BARBARA (AP) — Andrew Luster, a convicted rapist and heir to the Max Factor fortune, is seeking a new trial by arguing that he had ineffective representation and that his prison sentence was miscalculated.
The Santa Barbara News-Press reported Sunday a California appeals court panel in Ventura has ordered a hearing to consider Luster’s claims. The panel also ordered state prison officials to submit a response to the claims.READ MORE: Mother of Three Murdered Children in Reseda is in Custody as Police Continue Investigation
Luster’s attorney Jay Leiderman said his client was sentenced to 124 years in prison “for something that was worth a decade.”READ MORE: City Of Los Angeles Expanding Vaccine Eligibility To Residents 16 And Older Tuesday
Luster, the 48-year-old great-grandson of cosmetics giant Max Factor, was on the lam when he was convicted in 2003 of drugging and raping three women. He was captured in Mexico that same year by the bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman.MORE NEWS: BAFTA Awards 2021: Chloé Zhao Wins Best Director, 'Nomadland' Wins Best Picture
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