Judge Denies Mark Norwood's Request for New Lawyers

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GEORGETOWN — Mark Norwood, looking sickly and disheveled and sitting in a wheelchair, pleaded unsuccessfully with Williamson County state district Judge Burt Carnes on Wednesday to appoint him new lawyers just days before his capital murder trial is set to begin. 

“I’m not going to go into detail, but he was dishonest with me,” Norwood told the judge. “When an attorney is dishonest with you and doesn’t confide in you, I feel like he’s not your best bud, you know what I mean.”

Norwood, a 58-year-old former Bastrop dishwasher, is charged with the 1986 murder of Christine Morton ...

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