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The Indiana Court of Appeals travels to Oxford Tuesday to hear arguments in a drug case. In William E. Riley v. State of Indiana, No. 45A03-0903-PC-110, William Riley was convicted in 1996 of dealing in a look-alike substance as a Class D felony, two counts of dealing in cocaine as Class A felonies, possession of cocaine as a Class D felony, and was found to be a habitual offender.

His convictions and 60-year sentence were affirmed on direct appeal in 1999; his petition for post-conviction relief was also denied earlier this year. Riley argues his trial counsel was ineffective for failing to offer into evidence a taped conversation between the confidential informant and the deputy prosecutor to discredit the confidential informant's testimony.

Judges Paul Mathias, Patricia Riley and Margret Robb will hear the case at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of Benton Central Jr.-Sr. High School, 4241 E. 300 South, Oxford.

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