Judge Donna King has asked for an extension of time in the Greg Kelley case.
22-year-old Kelley was convicted of child sexual assault in 2014 and sentenced to 25 years in prison, but his lawyer filed a writ of habeas corpus in the spring to bring new evidence before the district court judge.
During the writ hearing, many witnesses claimed evidence in the child sex assault case pointed to an alternate suspect, Johnathan McCarty, the daycare owner's son. There is also a third unnamed suspect being investigated by the Texas Rangers.
Judge King has already agreed to two claims. The first is that the Cedar Park police investigation was negligent. The second is that Kelley was deprived of effective counsel by his former attorney, Patricia Cummings.
Kelley was then released on bond from the Williamson County Jail on Aug. 22.
King had until Sept. 16 to make a decision on the remaining proposals in the writ case. She requested an extension on Sept. 14. King is asking to have until December 18, 2017 to make a decision.