A federal judge says accused murderer Ashley Hunter does not have a strong foundation to sue his attorney for malpractice.

Hunter is charged in the murders of Clarence Flowers and Samuel Traut of Fargo.

He sued Steve Mottinger over what he says is "issues between them that got out of hand".

He says he felt pressured to plead guilty to murder charges when he says he "is not the guy."

Hunter's trial is set to begin in October.