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WILKES-BARRE – Attorneys for homicide suspect Hugo Selenski have filed court papers seeking their withdrawal from the case.

Attorneys John Pike and Stephen Menn have asked a judge to remove them from the case of Selenski, who is awaiting trial for the slayings of Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett. The bodies of Kerkowski and Fassett were among five unearthed at Selenski’s Kingston Township home in June 2003.

According to court papers filed Monday, Pike and Menn said they have met with Selenski multiple times to discuss the case, and they believe there is an “irreconcilable conflict and difference of opinion on the manner in which this case should be litigated.”

Due to lawyer-client privilege, the attorneys said they cannot disclose what has caused the conflict, but said because of the differences, they are seeking to be withdrawn from the case.

A trial date for Selenski has not been set.

WILKES-BARRE – A Luzerne County judge has set a trial date for homicide suspect Bobby Lee Komrowski, accused in the October 2007 shooting death of his girlfriend Amy Comly.

Komrowski, 50, of White Haven, was charged with the fatal shooting hours after he was served with a protection-from-abuse order, which Comly had obtained.

County Judge Michael Toole set a March 2 start date for Komrowski’s trial. WILKES-BARRE – A Luzerne County judge denied a request by an attorney Monday to shorten the prison sentence of a Larksville man accused of beating and sexually assaulting a woman in December 2006.

John “Chris” Mann, 34, was sentenced in late October to 3 to seven years in state prison on charges of aggravated assault.

Mann was charged in December 2006 after a woman told police Mann punched her and forced her to take off her clothes after he accused her of hiding crack cocaine.

The woman said Mann sexually assaulted her repeatedly because he believed the drugs were inside her body.

Mann’s attorney, John Pike, said Mann’s sentence should be reduced to three to four years, since Mann admitted doing the crime has accepted responsibility for his conduct and has been attending counseling programs.

WILKES-BARRE – A 42-year-old Wyoming woman pleaded guilty to several driving-related offenses Monday stemming from a September 2007 incident.

Carol Anne Ondusko pleaded guilty before Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas Judge Chester Muroski on five counts of driving under the influence; one count of aggravated assault; one count of simple assault; one count of resisting arrest; four counts of disorderly conduct; one count of trespassing; and one count each of driving with a suspended license, expired registration, and harassment.

Ondusko will be sentenced on the charges on Jan. 16.

According to arrest records, Ondusko was driving an all-terrain vehicle in West Pittston when she was stopped by police. An officer said she detected alcohol on Ondusko’s breath and discovered her driver’s license was under suspension.

Police said she began yelling when they asked her to hand over the keys, and began kicking officers in the knees and legs.

Muroski ordered Ondusko to undergo drug and alcohol evaluation, and to have no contact with drugs and alcohol unless prescribed by a doctor.

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