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David Dooley's attorneys withdrawing from child porn case

Posted: 1:22 PM, May 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-23 13:38:38-04
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BURLINGTON, Ky. — Attorneys for David Dooley said they plan to withdraw from defending him against child porn charges.

Dooley, who was convicted for a second time earlier this year of murdering his co-worker, Michelle Mockbee, is indigent and will have a public defender appointed in the new case, officials said in a Boone County court Thursday.

A grand jury indicted Dooley last August on charges of use of a minor in a sexual performance and possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

Dooley's attorneys had previously said in court filings that the child porn accusations had been investigated in 2014 and resulted in no charges then. They accused authorities of "vindictive" prosecution.

A new hearing in the case is set for May 30.

Dooley is currently serving a 43-year sentence for murdering Mockbee and tampering with evidence. State records indicate he's being held at the Roederer Assessment Center, a prison near LaGrange.