Defense lawyer wants off case so he can testify

Tuesday, August 8th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Jay-AP) -- The defense attorney for a Grove murder suspect wants to withdraw from the case to be a witness during the trial.

Attorney Winston Connor represents Herbert Charles Magee the Second. Connor asked District Judge Robert Haney yesterday if he would approve his application to withdraw from representing Magee.

Magee is charged in Delaware County with second-degree murder and is free on $50,000 bail.

The 22-year-old Magee was arrested after Grove police found the body of Thomas Jeffers in his apartment on New Year's Day 1999. Police say he had been stabbed numerous times. Magee and Jeffers were roommates at the time.

Connor says he prepared and typed Magee's statement after his arrest and could be called to testify for Magee.