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Woman granted shock probation, wants new trial

Susan Lukjan Susan Lukjan

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville business owner is risking her freedom to clear her name and she'll have a new judge to make her case for freedom to.

Judge Audrey Eckerle, who  presided over Susan Lukjan's arson and insurance fraud conviction, has recused herself.

In Feb. Lukjan's attorney asked Judge Eckerle to step down because she was hostile during her trial.

Lukjan was on trial convicted of burning down Campbell's Gourmet Cottage in St. Matthews.

She was eventually granted shock probation, but she now wants a new trial to clear her name.

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