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Montwheeler wants to fire his attorneys, calls them ‘shysters’

Last week Anthony Montwheeler asked Circuit Judge Thomas Ryan of Multnomah County to dismiss his lawyers citing several reasons including brainwashing. (The Enterprise/File).

UPDATED: This story was amended Wednesday after the judge replied to the involved attorneys in letter made public Tuesday afternoon after the paper was sent for printing.

VALE — Anthony Montwheeler wants to fire the attorneys defending him against charges of aggravated murder, assault and kidnapping.

Over three days last week, the Malheur County Circuit Court received three letters from the 50-year-old man.

They were logged into the public court file Friday, and the judge replied Monday that he would not make a decision until later this summer.

“We are dismissing or firing the lawyers. You are all . . .