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Former convict in famous Austin yogurt shop slayings seeks innocence

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man once on death row for the now still-unsolved slayings of four teenage girls a quarter-century ago in Austin returns to court this week trying to re-instate a lawsuit where he wants a judge to declare he’s innocent.

Robert Springsteen was condemned in 2001 for killing one of the victims in the 1991 Austin yogurt shop murders.

Both his conviction and a co-defendant’s later were overturned on appeal, but Travis County prosecutors say Springsteen remains a suspect and could be retried for the slayings if additional evidence surfaces.

The Austin American-Statesman reports Springsteen’s attorney is to argue before the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin on Wednesday as Springsteen appeals a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit that sought the order declaring him innocent.

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