A New Hampshire man charged with killing a food delivery driver and raping a convenience store clerk in Massachusetts has a new lawyer.
The Salem News reports that Brian Brito, of Manchester, has been appointed a veteran defense attorney after his public defender reported a possible conflict of interest in an unrelated drive-by shooting.
Authorities say the 22-year-old Brito shot and killed a pizza delivery driver in Lynn on March 27, then drove to North Andover where he sexually assaulted the clerk and robbed the store.
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Brito was held without bail after pleading not guilty in those cases. His lawyers questioned witness identification.
He was linked to the earlier drive-by in Lawrence in which two women were injured and is awaiting arraignment.
Specifics of the conflict haven't been disclosed.