RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) - Darren Mack is appealing his conviction of murdering his wife and attempted murder of Judge Weller in Federal Court. The man sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his ex-wife and the attempted assassination of a judge says he deserves an appeal.
A 60-page federal court filling tells the stories of Mack's failed attempts at appeal.
Now new lawyers say Darren Mack had ineffective counsel during his trial and during those appeals, and he deserves another shot.
Darren Mack was sentenced for stabbing his wife to death in 2006, and then shooting the judge who oversaw their divorce case. Mack has claimed self-defense in the stabbing of his wife, saying she first tried to shoot him. He says his lawyers were ineffective, by going to trial with claims of insanity, instead of pure self-defense.
He says his lawyers never told him that by pleading guilty to attempted murder, that a parole board would likely never parole him, since the attempt was on a sitting judge.
Andrew Del Greco spoke to Mack's new lawyer, Richard Cornell who say Mack's old lawyers violated his constitutional rights, and that is why they're appealing.