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  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 14, 2012

    Prison will be waiting on him. he will not be smiling either.

  • 426X3 Nov 14, 2012

    Look at the expression on this guy's face. He doesn't seem to be to worried about the murder charge he's facing.

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  • Jamerson Nov 14, 2012

    In my experience, a "Court appointed lawyer" cant even get you out of a seatbelt violation.

    I don't know what he expects by replacing his third court appointed attorney.. clearly he cant afford a good defense.

  • Wacky_dood Nov 14, 2012

    Another feral person working the system. I think I'd feel a lot better if this dude faced the death penalty. The article doesn't say.

  • miseem Nov 14, 2012

    Set a trial date (and make it soon) and get on with it. He wants another attorney the day before trial, go ahead. Just no postponement and no chance to use that as grounds for appeal.

  • same ole story Nov 14, 2012

    Find the deepest darkest cell in the prison system. Open the door, throw loser in, close cell, throw away key!! There, just saved the tax payers plenty of money. Then have the trial on closed circuit TV so he doesn't have to move from there!!

  • twatkinsntp Nov 14, 2012

    Take both of them out back and put a bullet in their the tax payers some money and take out the trash at the same time.

  • killing_me_softly Nov 13, 2012

    My post was never posted but he wants a black attorney from Durham.

  • 426X3 Nov 13, 2012

    Sounds like this Hayes knows how to work the system. I am all for legal representation for all but this is carrying things a little to far. Hopefully the third strike will all this guy will be allowed.

  • SmokeWagon Nov 13, 2012

    ..."This dude better be careful about asking for a new attorney. Some may indeed be better than others, but he should dwell upon what Hamlet said for a moment or two: “…makes us rather bear those ills we have, than fly to others that we know not of...”

    Something tells me that the only "Hamlet" this guy ever heard of is a small town in NC.....!!!!

  • Scubagirl Nov 13, 2012

    let this be 3rd time's the charm and make him either keep this one or defend himself.

  • SailbadTheSinner Nov 13, 2012

    This dude better be careful about asking for a new attorney. Some may indeed be better than others, but he should dwell upon what Hamlet said for a moment or two:

    “…makes us rather bear those ills we have, than fly to others that we know not of.”

    Ah well, perhaps he never met Hamlet. He may have some time on his hands to figure it all out later….


  • corncop Nov 13, 2012

    One way to postpone your trial, maybe until a witness or two have heart attacks or accidents or something else just as lethal?

  • Kbo Nov 13, 2012

    beaulahjackson4- I'm sure a conflict of interest check is preformed before assigning these lawyers to him. No judge is going to assign a lawyer that knows him, or knows someone who knows him close enough to be a conflict of interest. That's a standard check anytime any lawyer takes a client, and it's the lawyer who turns down the client to protect their licence to practice law, not the client who turns the lawyer away.

  • Coolbreeze Nov 13, 2012

    Just a delay tatic to stay out of prison...Probably no stranger to the system and knows how it works.

  • beaulahjackson4 Nov 13, 2012

    A lot of people knew Grant locally, this was a huge shock to all...everyone I know that knew him is mortified. Could be both attorneys have ethical issues with this extremely heinous crime, depending on their experience in who they've defended in the past but I would be truly surprised is that is the reason. It's what criminal defense attorney's do..they defend murderers, rapists, robbers, pedophiles, etc. More likely since G.H. is local there's a strong possibility that they either know him personally, or knew him through friends, etc. I am glad this is the last time he'll be able to change attorneys. I am sure the victims’ family wants this over with and wants them sentenced more than anyone else does. It is still hard to fathom that G.H could do such a thing...or that anyone could; especially driving to Texas with your children in the front and the victims body (their mother) in the back of the truck.

  • Mama2bna Nov 13, 2012

    This article has a little more info regarding his request for a new attorney.

  • anne53ozzy Nov 13, 2012

    Seems to be a ploy to postpone action by telling the atty he is guilty

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 13, 2012

    Why all the changes. This man needs a set date, have a trial and then send him on to prison for life and no parole. He is just trying to get out of it, sound like.

  • LKG-Lover Nov 13, 2012

    Glad to see the judge not let this continue any longer. Our tax dollars are being wasted on this dog.

  • Tax Man Nov 13, 2012

    How about him just defending himself? Or pay for his own attorney. Why are we having to pay for his defense and he won't cooperate with the attorneys we give him?

  • caesarrodney1980 Nov 13, 2012

    Maybe they couldn't ethically represent someone who is guilty, admits it and has no remorse. Some lawyers may be human......

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