Grand Rapids judge will hear Cook County shooting case

To avoid a conflict of interest an outside judge will hear the case of 42-year-old Daniel Sidney Schlienz. He is accused of shooting a court prosecutor and witness following a sex case conviction. Schlienz left the courtroom after the verdict only to return shortly after with a gun.
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To avoid a conflict of interest an outside judge will hear the case of 42-year-old Daniel Sidney Schlienz. He is accused of shooting a court prosecutor and witness following a sex case conviction. Schlienz left the courtroom after the verdict only to return shortly after with a gun.

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