Attorney Stephen Gutierrez, left, will no longer represent Claudy Charles, standing in the background, after Charles asked a judge on Friday for a new attorney. Gutierrez’s pants caught fire while he began closing arguments in Charles’s arson case earlier this month. Jurors convicted Charles of second-degree arson anyway. Charles has until May 5 to decide whether he wants to take a plea deal from prosecutors or seek a new trial.
Attorney Stephen Gutierrez, left, will no longer represent Claudy Charles, standing in the background, after Charles asked a judge on Friday for a new attorney. Gutierrez’s pants caught fire while he began closing arguments in Charles’s arson case earlier this month. Jurors convicted Charles of second-degree arson anyway. Charles has until May 5 to decide whether he wants to take a plea deal from prosecutors or seek a new trial. Daniel Chang Miami Herald
Attorney Stephen Gutierrez, left, will no longer represent Claudy Charles, standing in the background, after Charles asked a judge on Friday for a new attorney. Gutierrez’s pants caught fire while he began closing arguments in Charles’s arson case earlier this month. Jurors convicted Charles of second-degree arson anyway. Charles has until May 5 to decide whether he wants to take a plea deal from prosecutors or seek a new trial. Daniel Chang Miami Herald

Pants-on-fire defense attorney withdraws from arson case — at the client’s request

March 17, 2017 05:06 PM

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