Duluth man blames conviction on lousy lawyer. He represented himself

At his sentencing, Steven Oppel argued that he deserves a new trial. His conviction on criminal sexual conduct charges, he said, was due entirely to legal representation that was unprepared and incompetent. And some nights he'd only had an hour's sleep. Oppel blamed the court for allowing him to represent himself.
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At his sentencing, Steven Oppel argued that he deserves a new trial. His conviction on criminal sexual conduct charges, he said, was due entirely to legal representation that was unprepared and incompetent. And some nights he'd only had an hour's sleep. Oppel blamed the court for allowing him to represent himself.

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