The local defense lawyer who sought the job as Jefferson County DA will be squaring off with the woman who beat him in November.
In City Court yesterday Anthony Neddo was representing alleged murder suspect Devonte Bumpars at a preliminary hearing in the matter of last week's slaying of a Winslow Street man in what was presented as a case of an attempt to steal weed gone awry.
Departing DA Cindy Intschert appeared at the hearing but the prosecution duties will fall to incoming DA Krystina Mills.
As for Bumpars, his case will go to the grand jury. The other two defendents waived a preliminary hearing including the alleged actual stabber, 19 year old Freddie Southerland.
A third person was charged as well.
The hearing reportedly produced security camera video at the home and a woman who testified the trio went there to steal marijuana.
During the DA race, Mr. Neddo stressed his courtroom skills while the Mills campaign stressed their opponent was a defender of the people Ms Mills was trying to take off the streets.
It was an effective theme, and the subplot of the two squaring off so soon is one of the ironies of small town lawyering.