Judge refuses foster father's request for new lawyer
BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) -- A man charged with murder in the death of his 3-year-old foster son will have to stick with his court-appointed attorneys, Clermont County Common Pleas Judge Jerry McBride ruled Thursday.
David Carroll Jr., 29, had asked for new attorneys, saying communication had broken down with the ones appointed by a court.
McBride rejected Carroll's motion, noting that one of the attorneys he wanted to replace had been appointed at his request.
Prosecutors allege that Carroll and his wife, Liz, 30, left Marcus Fiesel, their developmentally disabled foster son, wrapped in a blanket and packing tape in a closet while they attended a weekend family reunion in Williamstown, Ky., in August. The boy was dead when the couple returned, prosecutors said.
The Carrolls also are charged with involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault, kidnapping and endangering a child. They are being held on 10.1 million bond each.
Liz Carroll's trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 12. David Carroll's trial is set for Feb. 26.