Detroit Man Who Killed Father Appeals Case for Third Time

DETROIT, Maine (WABI) - A man from Detroit who's serving 30 years in prison for beating his father to death is asking for a new trial, again.

40-year-old Angelo Licata pleaded guilty in 2012 to killing Alfred Licata at his home in Cambrige.

He was found dead on his front lawn.

This is Licata's third try at a new trial or getting his sentence reduced.

He's filed a case in federal court, saying his constitutional right to a fair trial was violated because his lawyers were reckless and unprofessional.

Licata says he pleaded guilty because his lawyers told him he'd get life in prison if he didn't accept the state's plea deal.

Licata also claims evidence of mental and medical disabilities were not brought in court.

Among them - that his sleep apnea can cause anger and hostility.