Seneca Falls attempted murder suspect getting new lawyer

The Seneca Falls man accused of nearly killing a woman earlier this year will be getting a new attorney, meaning his case will likely not be resolved until next year.

Christopher Freeman’s court-appointed attorney, Joe Lucchesi, recently told the Times he asked Acting Seneca County Judge Daniel Doyle to take him off the case. Lucchesi did not disclose the reason for that request.

Freeman is scheduled to be in court Tuesday. According to court documents, his new attorney will be Joe Sapio.

Freeman, 32, faces felony counts of attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon and other charges stemming from an Aug. 17 incident on Garden Street in Seneca Falls.

Freeman is accused of stabbing the woman multiple times in a parking lot during a domestic incident. Seneca Falls Police Chief Stu Peenstra said three children were there, and Freeman put the woman and children in a vehicle and drove off.

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