Edgar Steele is set to ask for a new attorney in his murder-for-hire case. Longtime Denver defense lawyer Robert T. McAllister said a hearing will take place Monday morning in Coeur d'Alene. “I am not Mr. Steele's attorney of record at this point in time, but I have been asked to represent him,” McAllister said. “If the court permits me to enter as his attorney, I intend to do so.” Steele, an anti-Semitic North Idaho lawyer who describes himself as the “attorney for the damned,” currently is represented by Roger Peven, executive director of the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho/Meghann Cuniffs, SR. More here.
Question (for the legal community here): Why would a suspect seek a new lawyer this deep into a criminal case?