Friday, December 19, 2014

News
Ala Man Seeks New Judge in Murder Case
By Alabama News Network


A Cullman County man charged with murder in the killing of a convicted sex offender is asking the judge in the case to step aside.


An attorney for the man filed a motion Tuesday asking Cullman County District Judge Kim J. Chaney to give the case to another judge.


A court document says Chaney disclosed a possible conflict of interest during a hearing.


The Cullman County father is charged with murder in the shooting death of 59-year-old Raymond Earl Brooks last month. Brooks pleaded guilty to sexually abusing the man's daughter 13 years ago.


The man also is charged with shooting at the boyfriend of a stepdaughter shortly before the killing.


The Associated Press isn't using the suspect's name to avoid identifying the daughter in the abuse case.


(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)