- Defendant attorney in shooting case wants prosecutor booted because he lives in same neighborhood
Defendant attorney in shooting case wants prosecutor booted because he lives in same neighborhood
Posted Aug 29, 2013 9:30 AM CST
By Martha Neil
A West Virginia lawyer charged with attempted murder after a standoff with police at his home–in which he reportedly fired multiple shots but injured no one except himself–is now seeking to get a prosecutor removed from the case.
The reason: The Kanawha County prosecutor, Mark Plants, lives in the same upscale neighborhood as defendant attorney Mark Bramble, 49, and hence could be considered a victim in the case, reports the Charleston Gazette.
The recusal motion filed by Bramble's lawyer, Trent Redman, also seeks to disqualify the prosecutor's office.
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