TULSA (AP) — A Tulsa judge didn't immediately rule whether the public defender's office should be disqualified from representing key witnesses involved in a 2013 case where four women were fatally shot.
Cedric and James Poore both have pleaded not guilty to killing 23-year-old twins Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor, 33-year-old Misty Nunley and 55-year-old Julie Jackson. They're being represented by different attorneys.
Attorneys for the brothers say the public defender's office has at some point represented seven witnesses in the case. The attorneys allege the same office can't represent multiple witnesses, especially with the chance their testimony could conflict with one another.
Judge William Kellough said Tuesday after a brief hearing that he'll issue a ruling on the matter by Jan. 24.