Two attorneys recently hired by death row inmate Paul Augustus Howell's brother filed the request on his behalf Thursday.
They say two court-appointed lawyers previously assigned to the case have a conflict of interest and are woefully unprepared to handle last-ditch appeals in state and federal courts.
Howell was convicted of gift-wrapping a microwave oven booby trapped with a pipe bomb and intended to kill two Marianna women because they knew too much about a South Florida drug ring.
Instead, it killed Trooper Jimmy Fulford who had stopped a car that was delivering the bomb for a traffic violation on I-10 just east of Tallahassee.
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