the district judge was presiding over both the child custody hearing for the defendant and the murder one charge. the judge was also under investigation for abuse of power and resigned before being removed. the defendant was advised to plead out the day before the judge quit his job. he also denied a change of venue for this case even though the victim had political power in the town. there was a lot of other mitigating factors that were happening in this case.
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I think this would be good ground to withdraw a plea or on appeal. Talk with your attorney
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