Murder suspect Katner Herry’s case will move forward with a new attorney appointed to represent him.
A serious conflict of interest involving a witness in Herry’s case has caused Alternate Public Defender Peter Santos to withdraw as his legal counsel.
The motion was filed in August but was only addressed by the court today as Superior Court Judge Anita Sukola, at Herry’s last hearing, ordered a continuance to allow the Office of the Attorney General to confirm that a conflict exists.
Having found probable cause to grant the motion, Judge Sukola appointed attorney Terrance Timblan as Herry’s new legal counsel.
Herry is accused of beating and raping Luciana Polly last January. Her body was found at a popular drinking spot in Toto. The next hearing is set for November 4th. Trial is anticipated to begin next year.