[Thane Covert] then appointed private lawyer Bjorn Brunvand to defend [John Allen Ditullio] at both pending trials.
Brunvand, who was in court Wednesday after initially being appointed to assist Ditullio, said he needs to handle both cases to provide the best possible defense. Covert agreed.
In a jailhouse interview late last year, Ditullio said he considered [Brian “Zero” Buckley] to be the father figure he never had as a child. Ditullio said then that older members of the now-disbanded hate group that hung out at Buckley’s home set him up as the suspect in the knife attacks.
Tampa Tribune – Tampa, Fla.
Author: David Sommer