Maurice Johnson, convicted in the 1999 Valentine's Day triple slaying in Cleveland, Tenn., attends a post-conviction relief hearing on Friday. Special Judge Don Ash is expected to make a ruling in two to three weeks regarding a request by Johnson's attorney to recuse the staff of the 10th Judicial District Attorney's Office from future proceedings due to allegations of conflicts of interest and an appearance of impropriety.
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published Friday, July 25th, 2014
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CLEVELAND, Tenn. —- Maurice Johnson, the only person convicted in the 1999 Valentine's Day triple slaying in Cleveland, is asking to recuse the entire staff of the 10th District Attorney General's Office from his post-conviction relief proceedings.