Lawyers: Gary Thibodeau may not make it through the weekend

Gary Thibodeau is seen recently at Coxsackie Correctional Facility (Matt Mulcahy Photo)

Gary Thibodeau's family has been told he may not make it through the weekend.

According to Gary's legal team, he is having “considerable trouble breathing,” and the doctor has put him on end-of-life status.

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Thibodeau is currently serving 25 years to life behind bars for the kidnapping of Heidi Allen, who has not been seen since her disappearance in 1994. Thibodeau is the only man to be convicted in the disappearance of Allen. He was found guilty in August of 1995. His brother Richard was acquitted of the same charges at trial.

Back in June, The New York State Court of Appeals ruled against granting Thibodeau a new trial. It was the third court to rule against him in a wave of appeals that began in 2014. He waits to see whether the Court of Appeals will grant him a new trial if not, the other option would be to make a Federal Appeal.

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In the last couple of years, failing health has forced Thibodeau into prison hospitals. His legal team said he currently remains in Coxsackie Correctional Hosptial.

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His attorneys say if he dies, the legal effort to clear his name or win a new trial will end.

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