BRIDGEPORT - The man charged with murdering a local college student may need to attain new legal representation due to a conflict of interest.
Jermain Richards, 30, has been charged with killing and dismembering his girlfriend Alyssiah Marie Wiley, 20. The victim, a student at Eastern Connecticut State University, had been missing since April until her remains were found in Trumbull.
Court records obtained by News 12 say Richards boasted to a friend that as a nurse, he knew how to dispose of Wiley's body. His attorney, John Gulash, told the judge today his client may have to get a new lawyer, because he also represents one of the witnesses in this case.
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Meanwhile, the victim's mother says she is remaining calm, but insists that Richards must turn to God for forgiveness.
The trial will pick up on July 10.