Robert Broyles Requests New Legal Counsel
A man facing attempted murder charges now wants new representation in court.
35-year old Robert Broyles requested new counsel, claiming that his current public defender, Tim Cotton, made biased comments toward him.
Broyles is faces one count of attempted second degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and one count of possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent.
The charges stem from a Fourth of July incident at Morad Park in Casper.
Broyles claims that Cotton told him that he should take a plea deal in the case, because he’s homeless and that the district attorney’s office would “eat him up” in a trial.
Cotton has denied the allegations.
A hearing will be scheduled to determine if and who will be Broyles’ new legal counsel.
Broyles is being held on $100,000 bond, and could receive life in prison if convicted.