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Judge recuses self from Twin Peaks biker's trial

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WACO, TX (KXXV) -

The attorney for a biker who was indicted following the Twin Peaks shootout is requesting the recusal of Judge Matt Johnson in a motion to reopen motion to disqualify McLennan County District Attorney’s Office and appoint an attorney Pro Tem.

Matthew Clendennen’s attorney, Clint Broden, filed a motion to disqualify McLennan County District Attorney’s Office and appoint an attorney pro tem in 2016. 54th District Judge Matt Johnson denied that motion after having two hearings. The Tenth Court of Appeals upheld Johnson's denial. 

In the motion filed Thursday, Broden claims that Johnson and DA Abel Reyna practiced law together, which he said it wasn’t disclosed to Clendennen and his counsel at any time during the disqualification hearings.

In addition, Broden questions Reyna's account of the process that took place to draft the arrest affidavits of the bikers, referencing conflicting testimony an officer provided during a hearing.

Johnson recused himself from the motion on Monday, Oct. 2. 

“I have read Mr. Broden’s motion and request.  Based on the facts and the law, I’m not worried about it," McLennan County DA Abel Reyna said in a statement.

Nine bikers died and dozens were injured during the shootout outside of the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco in May of 2015.

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