Man convicted of killing Milwaukee officer fires attorneys
MILWAUKEE — A man convicted of killing a Milwaukee police officer has fired his attorneys two weeks before his sentencing.
Defense attorney Michael Chernin says Jordan Fricke was adamant he no longer wanted Chernin and Patricia Bradford to represent him. The two have moved to withdraw from the case. The Journal Sentinel says a hearing will be held Thursday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on whether a public defender will take over as Fricke’s counsel.
Fricke was convicted last month for the February shooting death of Matthew Rittner who was serving a no-knock search warrant at Fricke’s home.
He faces a mandatory life term when he’s sentenced Aug. 29. But, Judge Jeffrey Wagner does have discretion on whether Fricke will be eligible for supervised release at some point.
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