Convicted killer wants retrial after St. Clair County judge drug scandal

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 6:07 PM

Belleville (AP) -- A convicted killer says he deserves a new trial because the presiding judge faces federal heroin charges and may have been impaired during the trial.

Fifty-five-year-old Gregory Muse was found guilty in March of first-degree murder after a trial overseen by then-St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook.

Cook was arrested two months later. Muse faces sentencing on Wednesday.

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