Bruno no longer represents Boitnott

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — An Urbana lawyer will no longer represent a man accused of leaving his baby to die in a field.

In 2016, Thomas Boitnott was sentenced to 20-years in prison. Police say he left his daughter to die in a bean field in 2015.

Tom Bruno was his attorney. In August, an appeals court granted Boitnott a retrial. They say the judge didn’t let Bruno make a closing argument.

Tuesday, Bruno withdrew as Boitnott’s attorney for the retrial. He says Boitnott will use a public defender to save money.

The pretrial is set for November 26.

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