A motion hearing for Matthew Dotson has been rescheduled for next month.
Dotson and his wife, Amanda, are charged with first-degree murder. They allegedly starved their 2-year-old son, Clifford, to death.
Matthew Dotson’s attorney, Joseph Lodato of Knoxville, filed a motion to withdraw from the case because of his client’s “failure to fulfill contractual obligations,” the motion said.
Assistant District Attorney General Bill Reedy said Lodato appeared in court on Monday, but Matthew Dotson was a no-show.