The defense attorney in the case against Jamil Betts, Matthew Rist, withdrew from the case in court Monday.
Betts, charged with second-degree murder while armed, was appointed a new attorney, Chantey Redmon-Reid, by D.C. Courts following his former attorney’s motion to withdraw the defense’s guilty plea.
The defendant allegedly shot and killed Andre McConnell in the 3100 block of Buena Vista Terrace, SE, on April 27 of last year. Betts was scheduled to be sentenced in February 2016, but withdrew his guilty plea two months before.
His motion hearing is scheduled for June 3 with his new attorney.