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Man convicted of killing police chief seeks new trial

Butler was convicted of killing Grant Police Chief Vernon Lemaster in 2003. Butler was convicted of killing Grant Police Chief Vernon Lemaster in 2003.
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A man serving time for killing a police chief is seeking a new trial.

Brian Butler was convicted of murder for the 2003 shooting death of Grant Police Chief Verlon Lemaster.

Butler is currently serving life without parole.

On Monday, a judge only granted his attroneys' request to be excused from the case. The judge told Butler he would appoint him two new attorneys.

No word yet on a hearing to consider his motion for a new trial.

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