Man accused of manslaughter demands new public defender

NORWICH – A Cincinnatus man scheduled to appear in court Monday to begin hearings regarding allegations that he killed his live-in girlfriend’s 16-month-old son, instead asked to dismiss his attorney.

Jason Allen Sherman, 24, of 5223 Piety Hill Road, is charged with first-degree manslaughter and second-degree assault. He was arrested Nov. 10 in connection to the suspicious death of infant Marshall Lee Barber Jr. in the Town of Pitcher.

Police discovered the unresponsive infant in his crib at 109 Loomis Lane at around 7 a.m. He was transported to Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton but was pronounced dead on arrival by emergency room doctors.

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