Thursday, July 10, 2008

Even More Delays?

According to the Citizens' Voice... late Wednesday, Harlow Cuadra’s remaining attorneys, Stephen Menn and Michael Senape, filed a motion to suspend all pre-trial proceedings in Luzerne County Court until the state Superior Court determines whether it will accept a petition requesting a review of Olzsewski’s March 19 order barring Cuadra from retaining defense attorney Demetrius Fannick.

Fannick, who has successfully defended accused murderers Hugo Selenski and Byron Vinson, met with Joseph Kerekes at least eight times at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility prior to being hired by Cuadra, which prosecutors argued created a potential conflict in the case. Only fees were discussed, Kerekes said.