Defense attorney withdraws from Oakwood home invasion case
Posted June 27, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — A defense attorney representing a man accused in a violent home invasion and sexual assault in Raleigh's Oakwood neighborhood has withdrawn from the case because of a scheduling conflict.
Mike Klinkosum, of Cheshire, Parker, Schneider & Bryan, PLLC, told Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway on Thursday that he feels that he cannot "render effective assistance of counsel" to Shabar Master Marshall, 16, who faces numerous charges in the Jan. 7 attack.
Raleigh police say Jason Beyer and his wife woke up in their home on Lane Street in the middle of the night to find Marshall and his brother in their bedroom.
Beyer was shot in the spine during the home invasion, and his wife was sexually assaulted before she got away and ran for help.
Klinkosum told Ridgeway that he has five trials, including a capital murder case, pending. There have been no conflicts with Marshall, Klinkosum said, adding that "he is a great client."
Ridgeway ordered that Marshall be appointed another attorney.
A trial date still hasn't been set in the case.
Marhall was arrested on the morning of the crime on several charges, including first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping, attempted murder and first-degree forcible sex offense, and has since been charged with additional crimes in connection with other home invasions in Raleigh.
His brother, Jahaad Tariem Allah Marshall, 27, faces similar charges.
Beyer, who is paralyzed from the waist down, spent months in the hospital and in physical therapy recovering from the shooting. He returned to his job in May.