Criminal Court Judge E. Eugene Eblen signed an order last week appointing Knoxville defense attorney Bob Jolley to represent Shawn Smoot.
Jolley is Smoot’s fifth court appointed attorney.
Three of his previous attorneys withdrew because of conflicts.
Smoot and his fourth attorney, Stanley Barnett of Maryville, had a mutual parting of ways.
Smoot was unhappy with his representation, and Barnett said the attorney-client relationship had become adversarial to the point where he couldn’t continue.