Judge Searches for Lawyer in Quincy Shooting Death Case
A judge is having difficulty finding an attorney to represent an Arizona man accused in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old Quincy boy.
Judge Scott Walden says he will continue to search for a private attorney to represent Steson L. Crider because no one from the Adams County Public Defender's Office is able to. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that Chief Public Defender Holly Henze had been assigned to represent him, but she and others in the office had conflicts with clients who may be called to testify in the case.
Walden believes he will have identified a lawyer for Crider by his hearing Wednesday.
Crider is charged with first-degree murder in the death of seventh-grader Ray Humphrey Jr.
Crider's father, stepmother and half-brother are charged with conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice.