The corrections officer charged with aiding fugitives Richard Matt and David Sweat escape from the Clinton Correctional facility did not appear at a very short court session Thursday afternoon. That was because his legal representation is changing and his court session delayed.
Defense attorney Andrew Brockway is withdrawing and handing the case over to Albany based lawyers Dreyer and Boyajian LLP. “I’m a solo practitioner. This is taking a lot of resources and I think he needs a team of attorneys that have the resources that he is going to need to fight these charges.”
Because of the change, Palmer did not appear in court today. Judge Kevin Patnode adjourned the session until Monday afternoon. Palmer must appear at that time.