The criminal defense attorney for a Brazoria County man convicted of murder is asking for a new trial because the former county district clerk allegedly manipulated the jury summons to impact the manner in which juries are impaneled.

The murder case is one of hundreds of criminal and civil trial cases that were affected by former District Clerk Rhonda Barchak, who resigned in August after she came under a Texas Rangers investigation into her unorthodox method of sorting jury cards by race and geography.

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