Holtzclaw defense requests extension

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A former Oklahoma City police officer continues to serve a 263 year sentence, but his defense said there's more to the story and they need more time.

Daniel Holtzclaw, convicted back in December on 16 counts, accused of sexually assaulting women while on the force, remains in an undisclosed prison.

Defense attorneys filed for an extension on Tuesday, which would allow them 90 more days to prepare an appeal.

The court documents describe the team's process, as they look back on a five-week trial, pouring through more than 5,600 pages of information.

Holtzlcaw's patrol pants may once again play a key role.

Originally presented by the state, DNA found in the pants matched with a then 17-year-old girl, one of the 13 accusers involved in the case.

But, there was other DNA present, according to the defense.

They said there were at least two more sets, including that of an unknown male, and would like more time to review the pants.

This is the third appeal extension filed on Holtzclaw's behalf.

The Court of Criminal Appeals now has 30 days to either accept or reject the extension.

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