Special Judge to Hear Motion Against Shelby DA's Office

Judge William Acree will hear arguments to remove the Shelby County District Attorney General's office from the retrial of a man sentenced in 2001 to death row, the Commercial Appeal reports. Attorneys for Andrew Thomas sought to have Criminal Court Judge Mark Ward disqualify himself from the retrial as well as from the hearing to remove the DA's office, however, Ward ruled he would hear the new trial himself.

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