The lawyer of a local murder suspect requests co-council

Victor Lee Thompson will be on trial in early October.
Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 5:33 PM EDT
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A Parkersburg man accused of murder was back in court this Friday.

The suspect’s lawyer Morgan Leach asked Judge Wharton for a co-council to be added to his team to help with the hefty workload.

Wharton agreed to the request under the condition that Leach did not get to pick his co-council. Because of this, Leach withdrew his request, instead going with a pro-bono lawyer of his choosing.

Victor Lee Thompson was accused of murdering Darren Salaam last year.

He’ll be back for trial on October 2nd.

For background information on the case, click here.