Judge won't let Weaver lawyers be taken off case
03:00 PM PST on Friday, November 21, 2003
A judge in Clackamas County Friday denied the request by accused killer Ward Weaver's lawyers to withdraw from the case.
Weaver is the Oregon City man accused of murdering two teenage neighbors--Ashley Pond and Miranda Gaddis--and disposing their bodies in his backyard.
Also Friday, Weaver filed his own motion to dismiss his legal team.
Ward Weaver talks to KGW in a jailhouse interview. (KGW Photo)
However, Clackamas Judge Robert Herndon denied that too, telling Weaver that he was harming his own case.
Weaver's current lawyers, Michael Barker and Peter Fahy, are his second pair. They had asked to be excused from the case because of ethical conflicts of interest.
Weaver's first team of lawyers were taken off the case, after citing similar issues.
Weaver's trial is scheduled for June 1st, 2004
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