HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Jewish death row inmate who was part of the “Texas 7” gang of escaped prisoners has filed an appeal claiming the former county judge who convicted him was anti-Semitic and frequently used racial slurs.

The Houston Chronicle reports that Randy Halprin alleges in his federal appeal that ex-Dallas County Judge Vickers Cunningham referred to him with anti-Semitic language.

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District judge Vickers Cunningham (courtesy: CBS 11 News)

Halprin argues that Cunningham should’ve recused himself.

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Halprin was among the inmates who escaped from a South Texas prison in 2000 and committed numerous robberies, including one in which a suburban Dallas police officer was fatally shot.

Cunningham didn’t respond to the newspaper’s request for comment.

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Cunningham faced allegations of bigotry last year after telling CBS 11 News he had established a living trust that rewarded his children for marrying straight, white and Christian.