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INEZ, Ky. (AP) - A federal appeals court is set to take up the case of a man convicted of killing a fellow inmate at a prison in eastern Kentucky.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled 37-yer-old Dwaune "Deuce" Gravely's case for July 29. Gravely and 31-year-old Darryl "Beast" Milburne were sentenced to life in prison for the Nov. 12, 2006 assault and slaying of fellow inmate Shamoni Peterson at USP Big Sandy in Inez.

Prosecutors say the two men beat and choked Peterson to death and covered his nose and mouth until he quit breathing.

Both were transferred to ADX Florence, the supermax prison in Colorado which holds the most dangerous inmates in the federal prison system.

Milburne's case is not part of the appeal.

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