One of the men implicated in the shooting death of Keith Castro appeared in court Friday morning to be appointed new legal representation.
Attorney Douglas Moylan was appointed to represent Joshua Palacios last week, but upon looking into the case, Moylan discovered that he is not able to represent Palacios due to a conflict of interest.
Moylan told Superior Court Judge Vernon Perez that he represents two individuals who are on the government’s witness list. He said a waiver of the conflict of interest is not possible.
Palacios, who was not present for the hearing due to issues at the Department of Corrections, was made aware of the conflict requiring Moylan’s withdrawal from the case.
As a result, Judge Perez appointed attorney John Terlaje to represent Palacios in the murder case.
A hearing has been set for November 24, with trial eyed for December