TAMPA — A federal circuit court judge on Tuesday granted Cortnee Brantley's latest request to delay filing her appellate brief.
It was the sixth such delay granted to Brantley, who is free on bail while appealing her conviction. A jury found her guilty in January 2013 of misprision of a felony for helping to conceal that cop killer Dontae Morris was a felon with a loaded gun.
Her attorney, Grady Irvin, said the delay was necessary because an unrelated federal probe has raised questions about the credibility of fired Tampa police Detective Eric Houston, who helped convict Brantley.
U.S. Circuit Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat set a new filing deadline of July 30.