Husband of slain teacher gets court-appointed lawyer

William Walsh was given a court-appointed lawyer at a hearing Wednesday, telling a judge he has no job, money or assets to pay for a private one. Walsh is accused of killing his wife Leah, covering it

News 12 Staff

Nov 5, 2008, 11:55 PM

Updated 5,733 days ago

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William Walsh was given a court-appointed lawyer at a hearing Wednesday, telling a judge he has no job, money or assets to pay for a private one.
Walsh is accused of killing his wife Leah, covering it up and dumping her body in North Hills.
The 29-year-old?s newly appointed attorney Ronald Bekoff says he'll explore all defense options, which may or may not include challenging the confession. ?I have never seen the confession and I don't know the surrounding circumstances,? Bekoff says. ?When I do that I'll make my own determination.?
Bekoff also says he may file a change of venue motion due to the media attention surrounding the case, but that it?s too early to make such a determination. He says he?ll visit Walsh in jail this week.
Walsh is due back in court Nov. 19.
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