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Man convicted of killing police chief seeks new trial

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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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