Two lawyers appointed to represent the man accused of killing two Beaufort County sheriff's deputies in the line of duty have asked a judge to be removed from their duties.
Thirty-nine-year-old Tyree Roberts is charged with two counts of murder for the lives of Lance Corporal Dana Tate and Corporal Dyke "AJ" Coursen last January. The deputies were responding to a domestic call when the they were shot and killed. Now, Beaufort County public defender Gene Hood and Hilton Head Island lawyer Sam Bauer have asked a circuit court judge to be let off the murder case. The two lawyers were appointed by the court to represent Roberts. WTOC did contact both Hood and Bauer, and neither would comment on the request, as the judge has not yet made a ruling.