JACKSON, Mich. — A new, special prosecutor will be assigned to the case involving former Jackson Councilman Andrew Frounfelker.
The decision was made following a motion from defense to recuse on the basis of a conflict of interest and/or the appearance of impropriety.
Frounfelker is being accused of beating his girlfriend.
Judge Susan Jordan has ordered the Jackson County prosecuting attorney be recused from the case.
"We respect Judge Jordan's decision and have sent her order to the Attorney General's office," Prosecuting Attorney Jerry Jarzynka said.
Attorney General Dana Nessel is expected to make a decision on a special prosecutor in the near future.
Frounfelker is accused of dragging his girlfriend up a set of stairs and repeatedly punching her in the face, breaking five bones.
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