Leslie Black, the man convicted of a brutal sexual assault in Prince Albert, will be seeking new counsel once again.
Black appeared in court in Prince Albert Tuesday as lawyer Adam Masiowski withdrew from the case.
On April 28, Black pleaded guilty to attempted murder in connection to the assault of Marlene Bird, who was attacked last summer which resulted in both her legs being amputated and damage to her eyesight.
During Black’s last appearance in court, Masiowski brought forth to the judge that Black was denying some statement of facts. It was during that appearance that Masiowski said he was considering withdrawing from the case if a resolution could not be reached.
In a scrum outside of the courtroom on Tuesday, Masiowski told reporters that legal aid will be looking into finding a private lawyer for the case. He explained that there has been a breakdown of the relationship between the legal aid office and Black.
This is not the first time Black has been without a lawyer. In January, legal aid lawyer Tara Lennox-Zepp also withdrew from the case.
This will further delay sentencing for the case.
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