- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 19, 2014

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - The lawyer for a Connecticut man convicted of killing two adults and a 9-year-old girl in 2006 has asked a judge to let him off the case in the midst of the death penalty phase because he fears arrest before a verdict.

Public defender Michael Courtney asked a judge on Tuesday to free him from representing 48-year-old Richard Roszkowski.

Courtney told the judge he can’t sleep because he fears arrest after it was disclosed in court that he contacted a man who is in witness protection on another case to be a witness for Roszkowski.

The Connecticut Post (https://bit.ly/1mtxDIk ) reports that the prosecutor told the judge he has seen no evidence at this time that would warrant Courtney being charged, and the judge ordered Courtney to stay on the case.


Information from: Connecticut Post, https://www.connpost.com

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