A judge in Concord, New Hampshire, is upholding his decision to disqualify an attorney for a prep school graduate convicted of sexual assault from litigating ineffective counsel claims.
St. Paul's School graduate Owen Labrie was convicted last year for misdemeanor sexual assault and a felony charge of using a computer to lure an underage student for sex as part of a game of sexual conquest.
Labrie is now arguing he had ineffective counsel in the trial court proceedings. But a superior court judge says his chosen attorney can't represent him, as the attorney was part of the trial court team.
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The judge on Wednesday denied Labrie's request to reconsider his decision.