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Alleged Strip shooter Ammar Harris assigned new attorney

Posted at 9:45 AM, Oct 30, 2013

Accused Strip shooter Ammar Harris has a new defense team.

Harris was assigned two new defense attorneys Wednesday morning in a Las Vegas courtroom.

The team includes attorney Robert Langford and Thomas Ericsson. 

Harris' Special Public Defender David Schieck was allowed to withdraw from the case. He told the judge there was a conflict of interest and a breakdown in communication with his client.

"We're hoping to have a good working relationship," Langford said of his new client. 

Harris is charged with three counts of murder for the shooting of Kenneth Cherry Jr. on the Las Vegas Strip and a resulting crash that killed a taxi driver and his passenger.

His murder trial was supposed to start Dec. 2. But now his new lawyers will be back in court on Nov. 25 to discuss a new start date.

Langford said he expects a lengthy delay in the case.