Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Militia Commander Fires Lawyer

FAYETTEVILLE -- A Black Oak man can fire his lawyer, but will have to take whatever defense attorney the court appoints, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Hollis Wayne Fincher, 60, was convicted in January of possessing illegal, unregistered weapons, including machine guns and a sawed-off shotgun. A sentencing date has not been set.

Fincher asked U.S. District Judge Jimm Larry Hendren to appoint David Dunagin of Fort Smith as his attorney. Fincher fired Oscar Stilley of Fort Smith, who defended Fincher during his trial, citing irreconcilable differences between the two.

More at: The Morning News
Thanks to David Codrea.


Anonymous said...

I imagine that the only lawyering work left is procedural, as the case has already been lost at this level. Surely, Fincher can hire his choice of attorney for the appeal(?).

If he knows he won't be utilizing Stilley's services for the appeals trial, Fincher has conserved much needed funds by letting him go asap.

Anonymous said...

If you or I... must obey the law "or else," then why don't Congress, the ATF, and the nation's courts have to obey the Constitution - or else? - Claire Wolfe