Accused child murderer Anthony Michael Bennett’s trial in federal court has been postponed, originally to give his attorney more time to prepare.
Now, defense attorney Anthony T. Chambers is facing suspension
Anthony M. Bennett, the Mount Pleasant man charged with killing his girlfriend's 4-year-old son, has a new attorney, due to his previous one being temporarily suspended from practicing law.
In response to this, U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Ludington on Thursday, April 25, ordered Ann Arbor attorney John A. Shea be appointed to represent Bennett. Ludington directed Chambers to turn over all materials relevant to the case to Shea, court records show.
Chambers had been appointed to Bennett's case on June 29, 2012.
Ludington set a status conference for the case for 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 9
U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Ludington on Wednesday, May 29, postponed Bennett's trial until Jan. 14 because he recently was appointed a new attorney.
“The parties believe the continuance serves the ends of justice and outweighs the best interest of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial,” the judge wrote.
what about carnel's best interest????????????????