At­tor­neys quit in se­rial killer’s case

Dayton Daily News - - LOCAL & STATE -

The at­tor­neys rep­re­sent­ing con­victed Ohio se­rial killer An­thony Kirk­land have quit be­cause they say he dis­cussed his case with an­other at­tor­ney and they can­not eth­i­cally rep­re­sent him.

The judge says he will ap­point new de­fense at­tor­neys and Kirk­land will re­turn to court in Cincin­nati Mon­day after they made the re­quest Thurs­day.

WCPO-TV re­ports the at­tor­neys re­quested re­moval after Kirk­land was told by an at­tor­ney in the state Pub­lic De­fender’s Of­fice that they were try­ing to get them taken off the case.

Pros­e­cu­tor Joe De­ters says he’s an­gry some­one in­ter­fered in the case.

Kirk­land was con­victed of mur­der in 2010 in the deaths of two Cincin­nati teens. He also pleaded guilty to killing two other women.

He ap­pealed, and the Ohio Supreme Court ruled he should get a new sen­tenc­ing hear­ing.

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