Craigen to get new counsel

<p>George West Craigen</p>

George West Craigen

A man accused of killing his neighbor near Milton-Freewater last year is granted a request to have new attorneys represent him.

George West Craigen is accused of killing 58 year-old Rob Carter at Carter's plumbing shop last December.

Craigen asked for new attorneys due to a breakdown in communication.

The judge handling the case also disqualified herself because she says she has an intimate knowledge of the case.

The new attorneys and judge are expected come from another county.

The trial however, will still take place in Umatilla County.