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Man Charged with Death of Deputy Nick Weist Gets New Attorney

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The man charged with First Degree Murder in the Death of Knox County Deputy, Deputy Nick Weist, appeared in-person for the first time in months with a new attorney. The family of Deputy Weist was in the courtroom when Daylon Richardson was escorted in by multiple Henry County Deputies. Judge Kauzlarich was expected to appear in-person this month but was unable to preside over the hearing today. Judge Colby Hathaway covered for Judge Kauzlarich so the change of attorney could be approved. Attorney Bruce Carmen entered his appearance prior to the hearing and, after verbal conformation from Richardson,  was appointed as defense counsel. Attorney Lance Camp was allowed to withdraw as the Public Defender for the case.

Prior to the hearing, all parties agreed to a continuance to March 7, 2023, at 1:30 PM. State’s Attorney Runty said she will get Discovery to Attorney Carmen as soon as possible.

Mr. Richardson is charged with two counts of murder, possession of a weapon by a felon and fleeing to elude.  Daylon Richardson is accused of killing Deputy Weist after the vehicle he was driving crashed after hitting stop sticks on Highway 150 and 150 Ave in Henry County on April 29, 2022.

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