The selection of jurors is due to begin on Tuesday in the trial of a Long Island man accused of drunk driving and hitting a group of Scouts who killed one.
Despite Thomas Murphy's apology for his "role" in the death of 12-year-old Andrew McMorris, the 60-year-old decided in May not to plead guilty to vehicular homicide, manslaughter , manslaughter, assault, drunk driving, reckless driving and reckless endangerment.
Prosecutors allege that Murphy had a BAC of over 0.18 when he slammed his Mercedes-Benz against McMorris and four other Scouts on September 30, 2018.
While Murphy's former lawyer was reading his client's apologies, the accused's new lawyer stated that the letters had not been written by Murphy and that the judge had decided that they should not to be mentioned by the prosecutors during the trial.
The new lawyer tries to delay the trial by first asking for a special attorney, which was denied, then asking for a new judge.