Man accused of shooting 3 will have new attorney
The 24-year-old Ypsilanti man accused of shooting three people near Eastern Michigan University’s campus in March will have a new attorney at his next hearing.
Judge Melinda Morris granted a motion made by Quenton Dodson’s lawyer, Ronald McDuffie, to withdraw from the case in the Washtenaw County Trial Court Monday.
From Ypsilanti Police
“I think it would be in the best interest of my client,” McDuffie said, citing a breakdown in their relationship.
McDuffie is a private attorney who was retained by Dodson.
Dodson asked the court if he could be appointed an attorney. He specifically asked that Erane Washington, of the Julington Litigation Group, be appointed to his case.
Morris said Dodson would be appointed an attorney and said she would consider allowing it to be Washington.
“I think she will give me the best opportunity with my case,” Dodson said.
Last month, Morris denied a motion to dismiss the case.
A trial had been scheduled in two weeks for the case. That date has been pushed back. Dodson will next appear in court for a pretrial hearing on Sept. 10.
Dodson faces numerous felonies, including assault with intent to murder, for a drug-related shooting that occurred in the 300 block of Jarvis Street, near where he lived. Dodson is accused of getting into a car with a handgun and shooting three occupants after a struggle. The victims were between the ages of 18 and 20.