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Defendant attorney in shooting case wants prosecutor booted because he lives in same neighborhood

Posted Aug 29, 2013 10:30 AM CDT
By Martha Neil

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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.

See also:

ABAJournal.com: "Assistant AG who shot himself during police standoff is charged with attempted murder"

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