MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - The man accused of killing at least 7 women in Milwaukee was turned down Friday in his request to get a new lawyer. 49-year-old Walter Ellis said Russell Jones was sabotaging his case, because the two have not talked for 2 months. But prosecutors objected to the move. And Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet said Jones has been working hard on the case. She told Ellis it’s reasonable for a defendant not to have a lot of contact with an attorney in this stage of the case. And Jones said he was sure he could work things out with his client before the next scheduled court hearing on March 3rd. Ellis is charged with 7 murder counts for the deaths of female prostitutes in Milwaukee over a 21-year period that ended in 2007.
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