Suspect in Springfield Bus Shooting Gets Attorney

8 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Wednesday, October 12 2011 Oct 12, 2011 Wednesday, October 12, 2011 12:22:15 PM CDT October 12, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD - The man charged in a shooting death at the Greyhound bus station in Springfield has been assigned a public defender.

Twenty-five-year-old Mohamed Dawod was assigned the public defender Tuesday after telling a Greene County judge that he was waiting for help from his family to hire a private attorney.

Dawod, of Glendale, Ariz., is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 32-year-old Justin M. Hall, of Mount Vernon, Ohio in early September.

Dawod and Hall were on the same bus on the way to St. Louis when it stopped in Springfield. Police say it is still unclear why Dawod shot Hall in the head as they waited outside the bus.

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