CONCORD, New Hampshire — New Hampshire's Supreme Court is set to rule on a motion by lawyers for the state's only death row convict to disqualify the attorney general's office from handling Michael Addison's appeal because the office hired a key member of his defense team.
Addison's lawyers say former public defender Lisa Wolford — who worked full time on Addison's case in 2009 — took at least one confidential document with her when she joined the attorney general's office as an appellate lawyer in 2012.
The court will release its ruling Friday.
Addison was convicted of fatally shooting Manchester Police Officer Michael Briggs in October 2006 as he attempted to arrest him for a string of violent felonies. The New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld his death sentence in November.