Man convicted of first-degree murder requests removal of attorney

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A man convicted of first-degree murder will represent himself on appeal.

Dominic Diaz was sentenced to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of killing Hercules Rieger.  The crime happened outside of the Bearded Lady in August of 2014.  

At sentencing, Diaz maintained his innocence. 

He returned to the courthouse today asking the judge to get rid of his attorney saying he has no choice but to represent himself.

Diaz has yet to file the appeal.

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