Biker indicted on charges from 2015 Twin Peaks shooting asks for new attorney

Posted at 8:55 PM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 17:46:00-04

A biker involved in the 2015 Twin Peaks shootout asked for a new lawyer on Monday.

Tom Mendez, a defendant, told court officials that he would like to change his lawyer in the Twin Peaks trial.

The judge and the prosecuting lawyers were not happy about these developments, however, after they presented more evidence against Mendez he said it had to be done. 

The judge has authorized that another attorney is added to the defense, but will not withdraw the sitting attorney from the trial.

Jaime Pena is the attorney Mendez requested after prosecutors develop more evidence against him.

Attorneys are waiting to find out whether the continuance will be granted in this case, but if it is not the trial will remain on its original date.

The judge is set to determine whether or not he will authorize the continuance at 8 a.m. on Thursday. 

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