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TROY GRANT CASE: Attorney wants off case

News-Times reporter John Pirro has the latest on this disturbing case.

Disgraced former youth counselor Troy Grant will have find another lawyer to defend him against sexual assault charges if a judge allows his current attorney to quit.

James Diamond, of Danbury, who has represented the 41-year-old Grant since shortly after his arrest, filed a motion in state Superior Court in Danbury seeking permission to withdraw from the case.

In the two-page document, Diamond said the “attorney-client relationship has broken down irretrievably,” and Grant “failed to honor the retainer agreement” signed when Grant hired him in early February.

Grant was arrested and charged with numerous sexual assault and risk of injury to minor counts.

In September, Grant rejected two plea deals (one from the prosecutor and the other from the judge) and opted for a jury trial. If convicted, Grant could be sentenced for 100 years in prison.

From information I obtained at Danbury Superior Court last Friday, a hearing has been set for January 7 to consider Diamond’s request to be removed from the case.


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