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      Springfield Twp. murder suspect wants new judge

      Cameo D. Pettaway, 22.

      Lawyers for one of the men charged in the deaths of a Springfield Township couple last January has asked the Ohio Supreme Court for a new judge in the case.

      On Monday, 22-year-old Cameo Pettaway's lawyers filed an affidavit saying the disqualification of Judge James Bates was necessary for Pettaway to have a fair trial.

      Pettaway and co-defendant Samual Williams are accused of breaking into a home, using duct tape to restrain Johnny Clarke and Lisa Straub and then suffocating them to death by putting plastic bags over their heads.

      Both trials will start in two weeks.