New lawyer for alleged St Thomas murderer
The man charged in connection with the brutal murder of six members of a family in St Thomas in February 2006 is to get another lawyer to represent him.
Today, attorney-at-law Zephaniah Forest who has been representing 39-year-old Michael McLean over the last two years was given permission by Justice Viviene Harris to withdraw from the case.
Forest said the relationship with his client has broken down to the extent that he did not feel he would be able to properly represent McLean.
McLean who is in custody was not taken to court today.
The judge said he must be brought on September 27 so that legal representation can be settled.
McLean is charged with the murder of 28-year-old Patrice George-McCool; nine-year-old Sean Chin Junior; three-year-old Lloyd Marshall George McCool; seven-year-old Jihad George McCool; nine-year-old Jesse O'Gilvie, and 40-year-old Terry-Ann Mohammed.
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