HUTCHINSON, Kan. — After Reno County District Judge Trish Rose granted a defense’s request Tuesday for them to withdraw as counsel for a man accused in a 2015 murder case, she held another hearing for the defendant Wednesday.
Brennan Trass was informed that there will be no additional defense attorney assigned to his case. He has gone through seven and couldn’t get along with any of them.
“You waived your right to have appointed counsel by your actions,” said Judge Rose to Trass. “it would be an exercise in futility to assign another.”
The trial will proceed on March 25 for Trass, who’s accused of shooting and killing 24-year-old Jose Morales. His body was found on the floor of his residence on Aug. 17, 2015.
In court Tuesday, the defense asked to be let go from the case and at one point, the defendant became angry and started yelling to the point, he had to be removed from the courtroom.
Salina Attorney Bobby Hiebert who was allowed to withdraw from the case will still be in the courtroom at trial as backup counsel, but will not be at the defense table.
Judge Rose set a hearing for next Monday for a motion to suppress where the defendant will have to argue his motion without an attorney.
Trass remains jailed on a $250,000 bond.