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Defense attorney withdraws from Oakwood home invasion case

Posted June 27, 2013

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— 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attorney representing a man accused in a violent home invasion and sexual assault in Raleigh's Oakwood neighborhood has withdrawn from the case because of a scheduling conflict.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.

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  • fishon Jun 28, 2013

    And these nice men will be out long before the real adults have completed all treatment and are ready to resume their lives Great court system we have going
    sunshine1040

    If they play their cards right and stay in school they could work at S. Augustine's Kiddie Kollege when they get out.

  • southerntalent Jun 28, 2013

    any lawyers defending a criminal who is obviously guilty of a crime with no doubt should be disbarred

  • Wacky_dood Jun 28, 2013

    "Mike Klinkosum, of Cheshire, Parker, Schneider & Bryan, PLLC,"

    That's an expensive, private law firm. What is the hourly rate they are allowed to charge for defending an indigent client?

  • sunshine1040 Jun 27, 2013

    And these nice men will be out long before the real adults have completed all treatment and are ready to resume their lives
    Great court system we have going

  • Alexia.1 Jun 27, 2013

    How could he not get convicted? It's sickening to think we waste money on trials like this. Criminals should admit guilt when they're truly guilty of something as horrible as this. Arguing that one is not guilty is like pouring salt on a wound.

  • buford Jun 27, 2013

    There have been no conflicts with Marshall, Klinkosum said, adding that "he is a great client."

    A great client??? In this case that's like an oxymoron...Judge Ridgeway is a tough one, I hope throws the book at this kid if he's convicted...