(CORRECTION: It was incorrectly stated that Dennis Sweet III filed a motion to withdraw as co-counsel to Mrs. Bevily in her capital murder trial. Mr. Sweet did not file the motion, but instead sent the motion to third parties for review, with the intention of filing it under seal. The post has been updated and the title has been modified from “Sweet Turns Sour Over ‘Dream Team’ Antics, Motions to Withdraw as Co-Counsel” to “Sweet Turns Sour Over ‘Dream Team’ Antics.” HPNM regrets the error.
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Sweet III is currently co-counsel with his son Dennis Sweet IV. Sweet stated in his unfiled motion,
“Recently, Sweet learned that certain individuals are believed to have contacted members of the general public in Monroe County, Mississippi, the site of the Defendant’s new trial, in an effort to sway public opinion as to the guilt or innocence of the Defendant. Sweet does not desire to be involved in any way in the conduct alleged to have occurred. It is further asserted, that under the present circumstances, it is impossible for Sweet to prepare for a trial. For the foregoing reasons, Sweet desires to immediately withdraw from his representation of the Defendant.”
“WHEREFORE, PREMISES CONSIDERED, Dennis C. Sweet, III, one of the attorneys of
record for the Defendant, T’Kia Bevily, requests that he be allowed to withdraw as counsel for said Defendant and that he assume no further duties or responsibilities in this matter.”
You can learn more about the criminal contempt investigation into Mrs. Bevily’s brother, Christopher Smith, by clicking the links below.
Bevily Motion to Withdraw
Dennis Sweet III filed a motion to withdraw as co-counsel in T’kia Bevily’s defense.