Greg Kelley will be in Cabo when judge rules on his conviction

Greg Kelley arriving back in Williamson County Jail on June 6, 2017. (KXAN Photo)
Greg Kelley waves to the media after arriving back in Williamson County Jail on June 6, 2017. (KXAN Photo)

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — This weekend Greg Kelley boarded a plane to Cabo San Lucas with his girlfriend ahead of a big decision Monday that will dictate his future.

A judge is expected to hand down a recommendation on Kelley’s conviction to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. In 2014, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child.

He’s been out on bond since August when Williamson County District Attorney Shawn Dick reopened the case.

Now a judge and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals will be making the final call — do they believe investigators, prosecutors and a jury all got it wrong?

The district attorney and Kelley’s new defense attorney, Keith Hampton, are on the same side, and filed paperwork to get his conviction overturned. Both believe Kelley had ineffective counsel during the first trial, and say police botched the investigation.

Meanwhile, new evidence points to two other suspects who lived in that in-home day care where the crime happened.

“We have been fighting from a place of victory since the very beginning,” said Jake Brydon with the GRK Foundation, a non-profit that has been fighting for Kelley’s innocence. “We’ve said that the truth will always come out.”

Brydon says Kelley is excited and confident the judge will rule in his favor.

KXAN tried to reach out to the mother of the child victim in this case, along with those who believe Kelley is guilty. They had no comment.

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