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Lawyers for Man Accused in Slaying of Jogger Withdraw From Case

Angelo Colon-Ortiz felt his lawyers were not working in his best interest

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    Lawyers for Marcotte Murder Suspect Withdraw From Case

    A judge approved a motion from the court-appointed defense team for Angelo Colon-Ortiz to withdraw from the Vanessa Marcotte murder case Thursday.

    (Published Friday, Jan. 18, 2019)

    A man charged with killing a Google employee from New York who went missing while out for a run in Massachusetts is getting a new lawyer.

    A judge approved a motion from the court-appointed defense team for Angelo Colon-Ortiz to withdraw from the case Thursday.

    Lawyer Louis Aloise says Colon-Ortiz felt that he and attorney Edward Ryan Jr. were not working in the man's best interest, and it became clear during a Jan. 9 meeting that there was an "irretrievable breakdown'' in their relationship.

    Colon-Ortiz has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the death of 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte.

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    Marcotte was visiting her mother in Princeton, Massachusetts in 2016 when she failed to return from a run. Her body was found hours later in the nearby woods.

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