Monticello murder suspect wants new lawyer

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Circuit Judge Sam Pope on Monday will hear a murder suspect’s request for a new attorney.

Charles Henry Dobbins, III claims that his current attorney is ineffective.

Dobbins is charged with first-degree murder, three counts of committing terroristic acts, and being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with the 2016 shooting death of 25-year-old Hunter Laney of Pine Bluff.

The shooting apparently stemmed from a dispute that began at a Monticello nightclub and ended on the parking lot of a nearby gas station

Shortly before 2 a.m, Dobbins and Laney reportedly got into an argument at The River and security personnel at the club ordered them to leave. They left in separate vehicles and traveled west on U.S. 278 West.

As Laney’s vehicle pulled onto the parking lot of a gas station on U.S. 278 West, a light colored SUV followed and someone inside the SUV began shooting into Laney’s vehicle. Laney was killed in the shooting.

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