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Luc Tieman attempts to recuse judge who tried his case

Assistant Attorney General says his disagreement does not create a case against the judge
Luc Tieman and his lawyer joined the court via video conference
Luc Tieman and his lawyer joined the court via video conference(Allegra Zamore)
Published: Jul. 16, 2020 at 4:41 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - A Fairfield man convicted of killing his wife in 2018 was in court Thursday trying to withdraw the judge who tried his case.

Luc Tieman and his lawyer joined the court via video conference after submitting a petition outlining the reasons for recusal.

Among the reasons listed were time restraints, biased witness testimonies, and claims that his trial counsel was ineffective in representing him

“I was biasly given to the wolves basically,” Tieman said.

Assistant Attorney General Leanne Robbin said Tieman filed a 79-page document with his complaints about the judge’s rulings.

“His mere disagreement with the judge’s rulings and instructions does not create a case of bias against the judge. The judge knows the law, Mr. Tieman does not,” said Robbin.

Tieman has already fired two of his previous attorneys.

The judge is expected to issue a written decision as soon as possible.

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