Murder defendant Samuel Lawson will have a new co-defense lawyer before he faces a new trial in mid-May, attorneys decided in court Monday morning. Defense attorney Peter Fahy said he will have to seek a new co-counsel because Mark Sabitt, who also represented Lawson in a 2005 trial, has another case that will go to trial this winter in Lane County and would have affected the timing of Lawson’s second trial. Fahy said he is working on finding another co-counsel and that a new attorney will need time to get up to speed on the case, which could involve the …
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