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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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    A young Ohio woman broke down in tears when she was cleared of murder charges involving the death of her newborn child. A jury cleared Brooke Skylar Richardson, 20, of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment charges of a baby she had given birth to and buried in the family's backyard.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 13, 2019)

    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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