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Judge removes Alison Motta from Anthony Garcia defense team

In an April 5 ruling, a judge stripped quadruple-murder defendant Anthony Garcia of his lead defense attorney. Douglas County District Judge Gary Randall ruled that Alison Motta no longer could represent Garcia because of her misconduct. She can participate in court as any nonlawyer could but cannot have a speaking role, Randall ruled. The judge's decision leaves Motta's husband, Robert Motta Jr., and father-in-law, Robert Motta Sr., to represent Garcia at trial.

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