Attorney in Death Penalty Case Steps Down
Laramie, Wy – The lead prosecutor in the case against an
inmate charged in the death of a Wyoming Honor Farm nurse last year has resigned.
A search is under way for a replacement for Fremont County deputy attorney Marcia Bean, who resigned last month.
Fremont County Attorney Ed Newell estimated that Bean was handling 30 to 40 felony cases at the time of her resignation.
Among them was the prosecution of Floyd DeWayne Grady, who is accused of killing Honor Farm nurse Tammy Sue Watts in April 2004.
Grady's trial is set to begin in October.
Newell says he will probably take a greater role in the Grady case and that the rest of Bean's caseload was distributed evenly among the remaining attorneys.