Last week, Scott Adams told news reporters, “What Teddy did was all legal. Everything he did was legal. ... They're misrepresenting what's going on.”
On Tuesday, the attorney argued in a legal brief that the judge doesn't even need to hold a hearing on the conflict issue.
“When my father first learned about his potential involvement in the ... case, I advised him to obtain his own counsel. I did not discuss with him the facts and circumstances of his testimony,” Scott Adams wrote in an affidavit.
He stated his father hired attorney Ron Wallace.
Scott Adams also submitted to the judge a waiver signed Tuesday by Mitchell.
“After seeking the advice of an independent attorney, Laura Deskin, concerning any potential conflict of interest in this matter, I completely understand and waive any actual or potential conflict of interest,” Mitchell stated in the document.
Prosecutors contend the waiver may not fix the problem. They asked the judge to conduct “an independent examination of the defendant to determine if he knowingly and intelligently made the decision to continue with the conflicted counsel.”
Mitchell's wife, Julie, was brutally beaten to death in their northwest Oklahoma City home on Nov. 2, 2010. She was 34. The homicide remains unsolved.