Man accused of shooting deputy fires attorneys
After having a public defender appointed to represent him, then hiring his own private attorneys, Thomas Lee Fairbanks has apparently fired his attorneys.
Fairbanks, who is accused of the February shooting of Mahnomen County Deputy Chris Dewey, had received a public defender through the Regional Native Public Defense Corporation, but then chose to hire his own attorneys from Fargo and St. Cloud, according to Mahnomen County Attorney Julie Bruggeman.
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