The jury trial for a Quincy man accused of murder has been put on hold for now after his public defender was forced to withdraw from the case.
Vince Carter, who is charged with the January murder of Terry Williams, made an appearance in court Thursday morning. Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard says Circuit Judge Scott Walden granted a motion to remove Carter's attorney, public defender Holly Henze, from the case.
"Carter will be appointed a different attorney due to a conflict with a prosecution witness," Barnard said. "It became apparent that (Henze) represented an important witness from this case in other matters."
Barnard said as long as a no conflicts are found, he expects John Clark will be appointed to the case.
The next court date is scheduled for July 17, and Barnard said a new trial date could announced at that time. Carter's jury trial was originally scheduled for July 22.
Carter is accused of shooting the 53-year-old Quincy man with a small caliber handgun after an altercation.
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