Trial For Suspect In Kane Roush Murder Case Postponed Due To Defense Team Turmoil

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POMEROY, Ohio (WOUB) – The trial for the murder of former high school football star Kane Roush set to take place next week has been postponed due to turmoil within the suspect’s defense team.

21-year-old Jaquan Hall was indicted in July on four counts relating to Roush’s death, including aggravated murder. The trial was initially scheduled to take place in the Meigs County Court of Common Pleas Tuesday, but it was postponed after Hall’s lawyer filed a motion to withdraw, removing him from the case.

In the document, defense attorney Mark Wieczorek claimed Hall’s demands were unreasonable and his attacks on counsel’s ability to represent him made Wieczorek wish to part ways. 

Wieczorek also wrote “the Defendant stated that current counsel is not advocating for him, is dissatisfied with counsel’s advice and assessment of the case, and counsel’s theory of litigation regarding the upcoming trial.” 

Hall has filed pro se motions against the advice of counsel, wishing to represent himself in court. 

These recent developments within a week of the scheduled trial led Meigs County to move the trial back two months. 

The jury trial for the murder of Kane Roush will now begin at the Meigs County Court of Common Pleas Dec. 14 at 8 a.m.