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Man seeks to remove judge in cold case

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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A former Oak Grove police officer charged with two counts of murder wants the judge presiding over his case to recuse himself citing a possible conflict of interest.

Defense attorney Brandi Smith also wants to disqualify the Christian County Commonwealth Attorney's office from prosecuting the case of 43-year-old Ed Carter.

The Kentucky New Era reported (http://bit.ly/1wyVWnX ) that a July 24 hearing is set for the men accused in a 1994 double homicide at an Oak Grove massage parlor to address the two issues.

Carter and 39-year-old Frank Black Jr., stand charged with killing 22-year-old Candace Belt and 18-year-old Gloria Ross at the New Life Fitness and Massage Parlor on Sept. 20, 1994. Carter's former partner, 50-year-old Leslie Duncan, is charged with complicity to murder.

A trial is set for September.

Information from: Kentucky New Era, http://www.kentuckynewera.com

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