LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- The team of attorneys assigned to defend accused Strip shooter Ammar Harris will be relieved of duty on Wednesday.
The team, led by special public defender David Schieck, asked a judge today to allow them to withdraw and their request was granted.
Schieck cited a breakdown in his team's relationship with Harris. He said Harris wouldn't even allow them to talk to him anymore.
Schieck also represented Harris in an unrelated sexual assault case recently. Harris was found guilty in that case but says he plans to both appeal that conviction and sue the special public defender’s office.
No official suit has been filed yet.
Judge Kathleen Delaney today said Harris will not go to trial on Dec. 2 as planned. No new trial date has been set.
Harris faces three charges of first-degree murder and one charge of attempted murder for the carnage that ensued in the early morning hours of Feb. 21.
Police reports and court records say Harris got into an argument in the valet area of the Aria with Kenneth Cherry Jr. After the two drove off in separate vehicles, Harris is accused of shooting at Cherry’s car as the two were driving north on Las Vegas Boulevard. Cherry subsequently lost control of the car and slammed into a cab, causing it to explode.
Cherry died, as did cab driver Michael Boldon, 62, and Sandra Sutton-Wasmund, 48, a businesswoman from Maple Valley, Wash., who was riding in the cab.
Material from the Las Vegas Sun was used for this report.