After a couple of tries, the court has found an attorney for James Emerson's appeal. He was convicted of the 1999 murder of Rhonda Mertes earlier this year. The first two lawyers chosen had a conflict of interest, so they couldn't represent Emerson.
Two attorneys appointed to represent convicted killer James Emerson say they can't do it because of a conflict of interest. Emerson wants to appeal his conviction for the 1999 murder of Rhonda Mertes in Wausau.
James Emerson, the man convicted of the 1999 murder of Rhonda Mertes will get a public defender for his appeal. The ruling came after a hearing Monday morning in Marathon County Court.
James Emerson has been sentenced to life in prison without parole by Judge Greg Grau. Prosecutors say Emerson killed Rhonda Mertes in 1999 after sexually assaulting her.
The sentencing for James Emerson, the man convicted of killing Rhonda Mertes in Wausau in 1999, is scheduled for April 6th. He was convicted this week of first degree intentional homicide.
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