Cobbins Asks Judge to Dismiss Lawyer in Christian Newsom Retrial

Letalvis Cobbins, on retrial for the 2007 Christian Newsom torture-slayings, asked Judge Walter Kurtz to assign him a new court-appointed attorney, WATE Knoxville reports. Cobbins claimed his lawyer Kim Parton has not been representing him well or taking time to explain matters to him. Parton explained that she was prepared to go forward as his counsel and make an effort to keep Cobbins informed. Judge Kurtz denied the motion.