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Natchez teen's trial in robbery, fatal shooting of 16-year-old delayed, attorney quits


NATCHEZ, Mississippi — The trial of a teenager accused in the robbery and fatal shooting of a 16-year-old acquaintance has been put on hold after the court granted his attorney permission to walk away from the case.

The Natchez Democrat reports ( 18-year-old Eddie Minor III was scheduled to go to trial Monday for the December robbery and shooting of Jessie Taylor.

But the court delayed the trial until Nov. 10 at the request of the defendant's attorney, Larry Stamps. Stamps had asked the court for leave of the case.

Stamps told the court his request was because he has spent money on the case but hasn't been paid for his work.

The judge appointed two attorneys, Carmen Brooks and Shemeka Collins, to serve as Minor's defense.

Information from: The Natchez Democrat,

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