Accused murderer Jermain Richards may need new attorney over conflict of interest

The victim's mother says Richards must turn to God for forgiveness.

The victim's mother says Richards must turn to God for forgiveness. (6/20/13)

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.

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.

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