One of the suspects in the grisly killing of Dallas County woman, Cassidy Rainwater, has a new attorney representing him.
James Phelps, the owner of the property where Rainwater’s remains were found in a freezer, is now represented by a public defender from Kansas City. Phelps has a criminal setting hearing scheduled for Friday the 18th.
The accused, along with his co-defendant, Timothy Norton, are facing charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping, and abandonment of a corpse. Dallas County Sheriff Scott Rice says they have confirmed the identity of the remains to be Rainwater’s through a DNA test, and they also located pieces of those remains on a nearby property belonging to her grandfather.