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Defense attorney withdraws from case of suspect charged with killing Huntsville police officer

According to court documents, a judge allowed one of Brown's court appointed attorneys to withdraw from the case.

Posted: Dec 12, 2019 6:09 AM
Updated: Dec 12, 2019 8:22 AM

We are learning more about who will represent the suspect accused of killing Stac Agent Billy Clardy III. Lajeromeny Brown is charged with killing Clardy during a drug bust.

According to court documents, Brown originally had at least four attorneys representing him, but on Wednesday a judge allowed one of those court appointed attorneys, Bruce Gardner, to withdraw from the case. Now Brown's two retained attorneys will represent him.

LaJeromeny Brown

Earlier this week, there was some confusion about who would be representing Brown during his capital murder trial. Court documents state Brown's family hired two attorneys that would only represent him through the preliminary hearing. Separately, a Madison County judge appointed two Huntsville attorneys including Bruce Gardner to represent him as well.

WAAY 31 spoke to Gardner. He said it's rare to have different attorney's handle different parts of a capital murder case. "In my opinion we shouldn't allow limited entries of appearances in capital cases because you need to hit the ground running from the day you get the case," said Huntsville Attorney, Bruce Gardner.

Brown will appear in court for a preliminary hearing on December 20.

WAAY 31 is working to confirm more about the judge's decision to allow Gardner to withdraw from the case and if the other court appointed attorney will remain on the case. Prosecutors have not said if they will pursue the death penalty.

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