His attorneys say the large judgment against him is unfair. Earlier this year a jury awarded the family of Trent DiGuiro more than 60-million dollars.
Today Shane Ragland, the man who admitted to killing DiGuiro, is hoping a judge will overturn that award.
Ragland's attorneys want a new wrongful death civil trial. They call the ruling excessive and say their client has no personal assets.
The DiGuiro family has maintained that the ruling is not about the money and that they wanted to make an example of Ragland's case.
Ragland was was convicted of murder in 2002 and sentenced to 30 years in prison. He was granted a new trial after the state supreme court agreed that the prosecutor made an inappropriate comment during the first trial and used inadmissible evidence.
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