NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - The lawyer of a man accused of shooting Norfolk Police Office Victor Decker wants out of the case, sources told 10 On Your Side.
Court-appointed attorney Greg Turpin represents Raymond Perry, who was indicted in October on charges of first degree murder, robbery, two counts of use of firearm and capital murder.
Turpin said he cannot dedicate the time he should to defending Perry and giving him proper representation, as he is running for Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney.
Should Turpin win, a conflict would be created because he would be representing a man he must prosecute in his new position.
Police told WAVY.com Perry was serving an 88-year sentence in South Carolina for a series of robberies when he was charged with Officer Decker's murder. Perry was extradited to Virginia Beach in August when he became a suspect in Decker's death.
Decker, 25, was shot and killed in October 2010. Police say his body ways found next to his truck off the side of the road. Decker was off duty at the time.
Investigators say they conducted more than 200 interviews in this case.
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