NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The attorney for Tad Cummins says he no longer wants to represent him.
A judge set a hearing Friday for the motion filed by Brent Horst, who wants to be relieved of his duties in the case.
It’s unclear why Horst wants to be removed; the original motion was filed under seal, so it’s not available.
The hearing to discuss the matter is set for next Tuesday in federal court.
Cummins, a former Maury Count teacher, faces federal charges for allegedly kidnapping his former student in Columbia and leading authorities on a nationwide manhunt.
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