An attorney wants more help to defend a Macomb County man who is accused of killing four women after meeting them through online escort ads.
Jeff Cojocar says James Brown "vehemently" disputes the charges.
Cojocar is seeking a judge's approval to bring another lawyer aboard as well as $25,000 to hire experts in DNA, fingerprints and other specialties.
Brown can't afford a lawyer so his defense is being covered by taxpayers.
He's charged with killing four women at his Sterling Heights home and then leaving their bodies in cars in Detroit in December 2011.
The bodies of Demesha Hunt and Renisha Lander were found in the trunk of a car on Dec. 19. On Christmas, the bodies of Natasha Curtis and Vernithea McCrary were discovered in a burning car.
Brown told police that he met the women on Backpage.com, which carries personal ads. A judge is holding a hearing Monday on the requests from Brown's lawyer.
Previous stories about this case:
- Prelim exam starts for man charged in Backpage.com killings
- Sterling Heights man charged with 'Backpage' murders
- Mom of Backpage murder victim has courtroom outburst
- Suspect in Backpage slayings charged with mutilation
- Man charged in moving, burning bodies due in court
- Charges in escort murder investigation
- Warrant requested in 'Backpage' slayings
- Focus in 'Backpage' murders turns to evidence
- Victims' families encouraged by arrests in 'Backpage' murders