Louisiana's attorney general is showing no signs of backing off his effort to retry the last imprisoned member of the "Angola Three."

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Wednesday that he is convinced Albert Woodfox is guilty of the 1972 slaying of Louisiana State Penitentiary prison guard Brent Miller.

If Woodfox weren't guilty, Caldwell says he would "go let him out of jail myself."

Woodfox, who was twice convicted of the guard's death, will remain in jail until at least August as the state pushes for a third trial.

Earlier this month, a lower court judge ordered Woodfox's "immediate" release and barred a retrial, saying there was no way the state could give him a fair trial.

The lower court's order was stayed pending appeal.