Judge considers recusing himself from VanDeusen trial

NORWICH – For the last few months since the State Court of Appeals overturned Tammi Van Deusen’s conviction, she has been fighting her way through the judicial process. On Friday, her attorney again requested that County Court Judge Sullivan consider recusing himself from the case. Since her appeal in July, Van Deusen and her Attorney Randel Scharf have been at odds with both the county court and the District Attorney’s office, continually citing the original plea and the circumstances surrounding it. “At the time (Van Deusen) pleaded guilty, she did not possess all the information necessary for an informed choice among different possible courses of action,” a memorandum from the Appeals Court web site states.

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