Matthew Mire’s request for new judge denied

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ASCENSION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – Accused killer Matthew Mire appeared in court as his attorneys filed a motion to switch judges.

In early October Mire was the focus of a day-long manhunt after his alleged crime spree claimed two lives, one of them a Louisiana State Trooper. Mire is facing several charges, including two counts of first-degree murder.

Mire’s attorneys argued that Judge Tess Stromberg, who is assigned to this case, should be replaced stating the process in selecting Judge Stromberg was not truly random and does not follow the rules set four years ago.

The state pushed back and accused the defense of shopping for judges.

At the end of the nearly hour-long back and forth, Judge Stromberg ruled in favor of the prosecutors and will continue in her role for this case.

The next court date is set for Dec.15, allowing for more motions.

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