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Accused NH Wedding Shooter Charged With New Assault in Jail; Source Says It’s His Own Attorney

The public defender requested to push back a hearing for Tuesday "to allow for the appointment of new counsel," according to a court filing

The man accused of opening fire on a bishop and bride during a New Hampshire wedding ceremony this month assaulted an attorney representing him Monday, a source told NBC10 Boston.

Dale Holloway was already facing attempted murder and assault charges in the Oct. 12 shooting at New England Pentecostal Church in Pelham. He will need a new attorney as the one who had been representing him left the role, the source said.

A hearing scheduled to be held Tuesday was postponed on Monday due to a "conflict of interest," according to a court filing. The public defender requested to push back the hearing "to allow for the appointment of new counsel."

Instead, Holloway will appear in court Tuesday to be arraigned on new charges in the assault, authorities said Monday evening.

The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office hasn't confirmed that Holloway assaulted his attorney, but did say Holloway was charged with first-degree assault in connection with the assault of Michael Davidow, whose head was seriously injured, at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections. 

The officials didn't say Davidow was Holloway's attorney.

Officials had earlier said the incident took place at the Valley Street Jail in Manchester Monday.

Holloway allegedly shot 75-year-old Bishop Stanley Choate in the chest and bride Claire McMullen, 60, in the arm. The groom, 60-year-old Mark Castiglione, was wounded when he was pistol-whipped on the head, authorities have said.

All three were recovering from their wounds, and services resumed at the church this Sunday.

Wedding guests pinned Holloway down to stop his rampage, authorities said.

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