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Milton-Freewater Murder Trial Set to Begin Monday

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PENDLETON, OR - A trial is set to begin on Monday for a man accused of shooting his neighbor back in 2011.

Prosecutors say George Craigen shot and killed Cecil "Rob" Carter at his plumbing office outside Milton-Freewater. 

Proceedings have been marked by Craigen's objections to his lawyers and all five of the judges from Umatilla County. Judge Russell West of Union County is now hearing the case. 

Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus said West has rebuffed recent attempts by Craigen to delay a trial so he could find new lawyers. 

Craigen has pleaded innocent to murder and other charges. He has been in jail since early 2012.

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