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Court Brings In New Judge For Richland Murder Retrial

KENNEWICK, Wash. - The retrial for a Richland man convicted of murder, for now, looks like it will stay in the Tri-Cities.

All of the superior court judges in Benton and Franklin counties got recused from the Kevin Hilton case.

Back in Back in 2003 a jury convicted Hilton of murdering his landlords Larry and Jo Ulrich.  An appeals court overturned the conviction, and the State Supreme Court called for a retrial.  

According to the clerk's office, the court brought in Judge William Acey from Milton-Freewater.  Today he intended to set a new trial date, but neither of Hilton's attorney's were available.

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