Hassan Will Most Likely Have Attorney for Trial

September 29, 2010 Updated Sep 29, 2010 at 6:54 PM EDT

By Laura Gray

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September 29, 2010 Updated Sep 29, 2010 at 6:54 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) -- After attorney Julie Atti Rogers requested to be recused from the case last week, Erie County Judge Thomas Franczyk warned Mo Hassan that he could end up representing himself. Today, it looks like Hassan will have an attorney for his January trial.
Muzzammil Hassan was subdued in court today. He let his attorney do the talking. Jeremy Schwartz believes he will most likely proceed as Hassan's attorney as long as they can agree on the financial details.
Schwartz was working with Julie Atti Rogers until Friday when the judge granted her request to be removed from the case. She told us that she had a difficult time working with Hassan. Mo Hassan is accused of beheading his wife at their Orchard Park TV station, Bridges, shortly after she filed for divorce in February of 2009.
Whether Schwartz is the attorney or not, the trial is moving forward as planned for January 10th.